UK time is: 07:30:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Experience key to Alex

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Goalkeeper Steve Phillips reckons past experience should really serve Crewe Alexandra well in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Area final second-leg with Coventry City.

"We have players here who are 20, 21, 22 but they have played a lot of games" - Steve Phillips
The Alex still have recent memories of their glorious play-off final success last season while their collection of Academy graduates are already closing in on marking a thousand appearances between them.

Those same individuals will be keenly defending a 3-0 lead from the first-leg at the Ricoh Arena earlier this month and bidding for a prized Wembley place against either Southend United or Leyton Orient in the final of the competition.

"There is of lot of experience in the Crewe squad," Phillips told Crewe's official website "We have players here who are 20, 21, 22 but they have played a lot of games. Most of them have played over 100 games or are close, some have played over 200.

"They have a lot of games under their belt and the run in the play-offs has helped them immensely," he added. "They know what it is all about to play in front of big crowds and what is expected."

Phillips, 34, is already set for another personal landmark this season with his 600th senior appearance on the horizon following earlier spells with both Bristol clubs and a loan at Shrewsbury Town.

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




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: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 20 2013

Time: 4:16PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Defender confident of winning return (Thursday February 26 2015)

Alex snap up young talent (Thursday February 26 2015)

Crewe seek replacement (Thursday February 26 2015)

Keeper blow for the Alex (Monday February 23 2015)

Crewe falter at Barnsley (Saturday February 21 2015)

Unhappy return for Davis (Saturday February 21 2015)

Stats: Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday February 21 2015)

Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra: Team Line-Ups (Saturday February 21 2015)

Davis facing familiar foes (Saturday February 21 2015)

Crewe net keeper (Saturday February 21 2015)

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
Barnsley 2 - 0 Crewe
Doncaster 2 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 0 Fleetwood
Crewe 1 - 0 Yeovil
Colchester 2 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 5 MK Dons

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Walsall 32 10 11 11 -1 41
16. Peterborough 32 12 5 15 -5 41
17. Barnsley 32 12 5 15 -6 41
18. Crewe 32 11 5 16 -23 38
19. Notts County 30 10 7 13 -6 37
20. Colchester 32 9 7 16 -14 34
21. Crawley 32 8 9 15 -22 33

Breaking League News

Mark Haywood In Charge of Oldham v Preston
Preston : 27/02/2015 03:05:00
Hugill Teams Up Once Again With Micky Adams
Preston : 26/02/2015 21:37:00
Keeper Goes To Rochdale On Loan.
Preston : 26/02/2015 21:17:00
Doncaster Rovers v Colchester United Team News
Doncaster : 26/02/2015 21:13:00
MK Dons Looking To Make Another Two Signings
MK Dons : 26/02/2015 20:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 50%
No 50%