UK time is: 23:36:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Nick Powell In Opening Day Squad

Youngster Nick Powell is to be named in the squad for the opening day fixture against Hereford United tomorrow afternoon.

The 16 year old has been given the number 25 shirt and is likely to be given a spot on the bench tomorrow after shining in pre season training. Powell also made his first team bow in a pre season friendly against Blackpool last month, impressing with a 30 minute cameo at the end of the match.

Regarded as one of the brightest prospects at the club, Powell has been courted by the likes of Arsenal in recent times, though his future is secure having signed a long term scholarship this summer.

An attacking midfielder and an England U-17 international, Powell was not expected to be called to the first team quite so quickly but Dario's hand was forced after an impressing summer from the youngster.

Dario told crewealex.net that Powell is now ready.

'Nick will be in the squad tomorrow. He is a very talented boy and maybe he is ready. You never really know until you put them in but he absorbs information quickly and listens.

'He can play that midfield role and his performances of late merit his promotion to the first-team squad.'

Meanwhile, Steve Phillips and Carl Martin will be the only two absentees tomorrow with Dario having an almost fully fit side to choose from. Phillips and Martin face long spells on the sideline whilst Clayton Donaldson recovered just in time to take his spot up front tomorrow.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 6 2010

Time: 1:03PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Striker determined to impress (Thursday October 30 2014)

No risk policy on Brad (Thursday October 30 2014)

Teenager could make full debut (Thursday October 30 2014)

Duo in contention (Thursday October 30 2014)

Davis prepared to be flexible (Thursday October 30 2014)

Defender on trial (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Good news on midfielder (Monday October 27 2014)

Crewe receive home tie (Monday October 27 2014)

Davis praises spirit (Saturday October 25 2014)

Defender dismissed as run ends (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 1 - 0 Peterborough
Crewe 0 - 3 Notts County
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 0 - 3 Colchester
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley
Crewe 0 - 1 Sheff Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Walsall 15 3 6 6 -3 15
19. Leyton Orient 15 3 6 6 -5 15
20. Doncaster 13 4 3 6 -8 15
21. Gillingham 15 3 5 7 -7 14
22. Yeovil 15 3 4 8 -14 13
23. Crewe 15 4 1 10 -19 13
24. Scunthorpe 15 3 3 9 -12 12

Breaking League News

Pope Out For Three Months
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:11:00
Page Keeps Colchester Focus
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:01:00
Johnson - No Sentiment For City Return
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 30/10/2014 20:37:00
Neil Etheridge signs Short Term Deal
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 51%
No 49%