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Lawrence makes Crewe loan switch

Dennis Lawrence
Lawrence played for Trinidad & Tobago in the 2006 World Cup

Swansea central defender Dennis Lawrence has joined Crewe Alexandra on loan until January.

The 34-year-old, who helped the Swans to promotion from League One last season, has made just one appearance for the Welsh outfit in this campaign.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "It's a massive opportunity for me to come in and get some games under my belt.

"The Crewe team I know are better than the league table suggests so hopefully we can get some good results."

First-team coach Steve Holland, who has been looking to bolster his defence since the end of last season, said he was delighted to bring in a player of Lawrence's calibre.

"He has played 40 games in each of the last five seasons," said Holland, "so his fitness record is second-to-none and he was a senior member of a team that was promoted from this division.

"Dennis has over 60 caps for his country, so we are delighted that he has decided to join us until January."

The 6ft 7ins Trinidad & Tobago international, who played alongside former Crewe keeper Clayton Ince against England this summer, moved to Swansea from Wrexham two years ago.

"I know Clayton Ince from playing internationally so I know a bit about Crewe and the set-up," said Lawrence, who played for his country at the 2006 World Cup.

"They're a good club and one I'm very happy to be at."

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