Crewe Alexandra are involved in the process of extending their contracts of four young players, who have done exceedingly well up until now. This has been revealed by manager Steve Davis, who is fighting to keep the club in the League One. They are now part of the four teams that will be relegated to the League Two unless they find a few wins in the final few matches of the campaign. Crewe Alexandra are level on points with the likes of Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United, but they have an inferior goal difference. This may prove to be crucial in the relegation dogfight.
Davies has done exceedingly well to close the gap towards the teams fighting to get out of the relegation zone. The 3-1 win over Gillingham has given them a huge boost, but they need to sustain this form in order to stay clear. The likes of Notts County have managed to pull themselves well clear of trouble – for the moment – after a run of three consecutive wins. Ollie Turton, Jon Guthrie, Liam Nolan, and Ben Garratt have been the four players who have been influential for Crewe Alexandra’s season so far. Davies has revealed his plans to keep them at the club with new contracts irrespective of the club’s future in the division.
“We give our young players the opportunity to come through and keep on improving. I’m sure there is more to come from them. Our young players are heading in the right direction and improving all the time. All I would say to those young players is to get their futures sorted out as quickly as possible and accept the terms,” said Davis. Crewe Alexandra have become a breeding ground for young players looking to become first-team regulars. The club has made a sizeable profit from its youth academy.