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Antoni Sarcevic poised for Crewe Alexandra call-up

Antoni Sarcevic
Sarcevic has impressed out on loan at Chester FC

Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi is ready to promote midfielder Antoni Sarcevic to his first team squad.

The teenager has been recalled from a loan spell at Chester and is expected to be in the squad to face Stockport at the weekend as Lee Bell is suspended.

"Antoni is beginning to find his feet," Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke. "When he first came here he was used to doing his own thing on the pitch."

The 18-year-old signed a 12-month deal in the summer from Woodley Sports.

Crewe have a shortage of midfield players, Luke Murphy having picked up an injury in training this week.

And Gradi admits: "He'll probably be on the bench on Saturday. He has proven he can score goals.

"He did it at Woodley, where he came from, he does it in training here, and he did it at Chester.

"He is a matchwinner and, although I get the feeling he could also lose us a game, the time is coming for him to have a go."



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