Davis weighs up Ellington move

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is pondering whether to offer a contract to former Wigan striker Nathan Ellington following a trial at the League One club.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 19:23 Post Comment

Nathan Ellington: Crewe manager Steve Davis is currently weighing up whether to

Nathan Ellington: Crewe manager Steve Davis is currently weighing up whether to

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 31-year old has impressed whilst on trial and he has six League One appearances to his name this campaign, having spent time at Scunthorpe United earlier in the season.

Ellington has been without a club since leaving Ipswich Town in January and Davis says he is currently weighing up his options.

"Obviously I have to think about the future of our club and that is our young players and I didn't want to do anything which is detrimental to them," he told Crewe's official website.

"I have to think about them being pushed down the pecking order if another one comes in. Here at Crewe it is important that we play our younger players and if they play well then they get a chance here.

"A player of Nathan's quality is difficult to bring into a football club like ours, he is a proven goal-scorer at the very top level and financially it is difficult.

"If we are to do something, and I am still weighing up the option, then we'd have to see what sort of financial packet he'd be looking for, whether we could afford it, and whether he wants to do it.

"I haven't totally made my mind up. I can only judge by what I see and he has caught the eye, but it is a difficult decision because of the impact it could have on our young players. But it could be positive because they could learn from him. It's whether the positives outweigh the negatives."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea record

Jose Mourinho has questioned those who value style over substance after Chelsea were branded "boring".

Olivier Giroud backs Arsenal to mount a title challenge next season

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes his team are well placed to mount a serious challenge for the title next season.

Bournemouth all-but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company