Premier stars recall their roots
Two former Crewe Alexandra stars have paid tribute to their previous club following recent dream moves into the Premier League.
|"When I first came on it scared me a little bit" - Nick Powell|
"Dario Gradi used to say my game isn't just attacking and defending, it's about goals as well, and I proved that last season," Powell commented in This is Staffordshire. "Hopefully I can do that for United too. When I first came on it scared me a little bit, to be fair, because I'm only used to 5,000 people now and then, but it's a great atmosphere."
Meanwhile, his former Gresty Road colleague Ashley Westwood also took his Premier League bow following a £2m switch to Aston Villa on transfer deadline day.
The 22-year-old was hoping to achieve the same kind of succes discovered by another ex-Crewe midfielder David Platt, who followed the very same path to Villa Park nearly a quarter of a century ago.
"I'll be happy if I can get near the level David reached," he said. "I've been told what a great player he was for Villa. It's something I'll have to take on my shoulders if that is the challenge people are setting for me."
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