Davis to blood local youths

Steve Davis will play an entire homegrown XI in Crewe's last game of the season following a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

Last Updated: 24/04/13 at 12:53

Steve Davis: Keen to give his youngsters some belief

Steve Davis: Keen to give his youngsters some belief

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Chuks Aneke's stunning 25-yard strike secured Alex their first win since lifting the Johnstone's Paint Trophy but the on-loan midfielder will not be starting at the weekend as Davis looks to give youth a chance.

"I'm going to give the academy boys a chance to show what they can do," he revealed.

"I am going to play 11 homegrown boys which will be a really good test for them and a piece of history for us. I will be a really young team maybe even an Under-20's team.

"This is the way clubs should go rather than bringing in players on ridiculous wages and going bust.

"Sometimes the youngsters can take you down and sometimes they can get you promoted but you have to be brave and courageous and give them the chance.

"We want instil a little belief in them and give them the chance in a tough league. They are good group and we want them to all be successful."

Davis admitted his relief at having ended a four-match winless run on Tuesday night.

He added: "I was delighted to get the win because we have had a difficult spell after Wembley. Having six hard games after that has been tough for them and it has been hard to get them going again.

"They responded well with a battling performance and it was a really great goal to win it."

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