On loan Arsenal defender, Ryan Alebiosu, gave it everything he had when marking his debut for the club at Gillingham. The Londoner showed a real desire and willingness to get forward at the Priestfield Stadium and Crewe have looked to have added two fliers down the flanks, with Tariq Uwakwe arriving from Chelsea’s well established Academy.
Crewe lost 1-0 to a very dubious penalty award and were left frustrated that our second half dominance didn’t produce an equaliser in the basement clash.
The performances from all of Crewe’s debutants was encouraging with the club in need of a mini-run of wins sooner rather than later.
The on-loan Gunner told the club’s official website: “It is going to be a challenge but one I was eager to take. I want to test myself in men’s football and help Crewe get out of relegation trouble. I spoke to people about Crewe and League One and they all said that it was a great club and one where I can develop as a player.
“League One is a good standard and coming here on loan was just the next stage in my development. Crewe like to play football and I knew that coming here would benefit me.
“I can play right back or right wing back and the gaffer has told me, to get forward when I can and put crosses in. He wants me to get in behind defences and provide assists. I have scored a few goals for Arsenal in the Academy and Under-23s, so hopefully I can get a few here at Crewe too.
“I also like to do my job defensively and be aggressive in that. I just want to come out and show what I do in men’s football. It is a new challenge for me and a challenge for the team to stay in the league but everyone is fighting to do that. We all want to win as many games as we can, as quickly as we can to move up the table.”