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STEVE Davis admits Crewe’s poor start to the season is making it harder for him to bring in reinforcements.
]He said: "We need people to come here who want to battle for Crewe Alexandra, but it’s difficult finding those on loan.” (Stoke Sentinel)
FORMER Bristol City striker David Clarkson has joined Dundee following a successful trial with the Scottish club. (Scottish Herald)
DEON Burton can still have a major influence on Scunthorpe United’s season despite being at least six weeks away from full fitness, according to manager Russ Wilcox.
“We’re definitely keeping him involved. He’s full of experience and has played 60-odd international games for his country. It would be silly of us to discard that,” said the Iron boss of his veteran striker, currently out with a knee problem. (Scunthorpe Telegraph)
COLCHESTER United’s Alex Gilbey has spoken of his shock at the Deadline Day sacking of manager Joe Dunne.
“I was gutted when Joe left, because of everything he did for me,” said Gilbey.?“I found out through Twitter, and it was devastating to find out the news. I had no inkling it was going to happen, and when it did, I was in complete shock.” (East Anglia Daily Times)
PORT Vale coach Mark Grew is hoping a sell-out away following will help his team to derby success at Crewe on Saturday.
He said: "It is a game that we always look forward to because we will probably have as many fans. Last year the crowd were fantastic and got us going.” (Stoke Sentinel)
MIDFIELDER James Wallace has handed Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough a fitness boost ahead of the resumption of the League One season this weekend, after completing his first full game since suffering a groin complaint in pre-season. (Sheffield Star)
WALSALL boss Smith has insisted he will show faith with his young stars despite the Saddlers’ poor start to the League One season extending to six games without a victory.
Smith said: “It is a lot of players to have out but we’ve got a budget we work to and we’ve got a fairly big squad.
"If you go and borrow players where does the experience come from for your young players? We’re not afraid to put the young players in.” (Express & Star)
YEOVIL Town chairman John Fry has suggested only larger crowds will allow manager Gary Johnson to add players to his squad.
"We need 4,500 at every home game, but at the moment we are struggling to reach 4,000,” Fry said. (Western Gazette)