The club is preparing for the third highest division of The football League as they currently sit in the 24th spot in the League One. The team has only garnered 31 points from 43 matches prosecuted this season. The club is making plans to add more players to its current squad as they prepare for life in League Two.
The oldest player with a contract for next season is Billy Bingham. Bingham is only 25 years old and he plays in central midfield position. Most of the other squad members are young. Aside Bingham, 29-year-old left back, Zoumana Bakayogo could also get contract extension. The average age of the first team is 21 this season, and rarely above 23.
This is something that is unlikely to change next season due to the youthful make-up of the team, but the club is working on adding more experience to make the team more wholesome. The team’s football showed more maturity this season with the addition of Ryan Lowe, last season it was another experienced player in Alan Tate that made the difference. The team’s coach, 50-year old, Steve Davis is interested in Lowe again after being sent on loan to Bury.
Assitant coach, James Collins while impressed with the performance so far especially with the emergence of Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk this season, admits that the young squad needs some experience.
“They make a massive difference, as we saw when Ryan Lowe came in this season.
“There’s a respect there, and our players look up to these players who have made a career, they will be interested in what they have to say, the advice they can give.
“The danger in modern football is that they are on good money, you only have to look at clubs in our league and when you hear about wages that players are on, they are wages that Crewe Alexandra just can’t afford.
“That’s not moaning, they are the facts of life, but we will hopefully look to get some experience in next season that can help the young boys move forward.”