Youth has underpinned Railwaymen's journey to L2's summit

          LEAGUE TWO | Six of the best at Crewe

          2020/05/22 15:56
          By Daniel Oliveira and Stephen Gillett

          Although the decision to end the League Two campaign early has yet to be ratified, leaders Crewe Alexandra are odds-on to be promoted this season come what may - and a fantastic crop of young talent has been central to their success. 

          In this article, Playmaker takes a look at half a dozen of Crewe's outstanding youngsters - and also checks in with Tom from Crewe Analytics for the lowdown on how good they've been and what the future holds for a group of players who will no doubt have caught the attention of scouts further up the English football ladder. 

          The Railwaymen's boss David Artell deserves huge credit for building his team on youthful foundations - and the adage that 'if you're good enough, you're old enough' has certainly been borne out this term: Crewe scoring more goals than any team in League Two this season (76): a whopping 85% of them coming from open-play. 

          Those who have followed the fortunes of previous stars to make their name at Gresty Road will know that some glittering careers have been forged there: the likes of David Platt, Neil Lennon, Danny Murphy, Dean Ashton and Robbie Savage all passing through on their way to Premier League stardom. 

          Anyway, with the scene duly set, let's launch into a slideshow that counts down SIX young Crewe players who also look destined for big things. 

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          Perry Ng
          NamePerry Ng
          Born1994-06-24(25 -yrs-old)


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