The club’s most recent signing, Courtney Baker-Richardson, believes that he cannot fail but to learn more about his game by signing for Crewe Alexandra. The 26-year-old forward rejected fresh terms from Newport County to sign on a two-year contract and the former Coventry and Swansea man is ready to kick on in his career under our new management team.
Baker-Richardson says that the warm welcome and ambition shown by Alex Morris and his staff swung his decision to move to South Cheshire this summer.
Baker-Richardson told the club’s official website: “The club felt very homely when I came up to meet the gaffer and the staff and I felt very comfortable. I think that is important as a player and everyone in football knows about Crewe’s record and infrastructure of producing young players.
“It is a great club for that and when I was a young kid at Coventry it was always them and Crewe producing the most young players for their first teams in the whole country. You only have to know a little about football and what is fundamentally important to Crewe as a club.
“They have ambition and so do I. They want to progress up the leagues and every footballer wants to play as high as they possibly can.
“When the manager and the staff were as welcoming as they were and with the record they have of producing players and developing them, it was a no brainer for me. I have just turned 26 and there is so much more I want to achieve in the game. I want to learn and if you don’t then you are a narrow-minded person in my view. Learning and getting better is all part of the bigger of process.
“The coaches have spoken to me about what they expect and I know I will develop here as a player and I am just looking forward to it and getting back for pre-season training.”