Crewe prepare for clear out
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A dreadful run of form - five points from a possible 33 - has seen The Railwaymen all but drop into Division Two, barring a miracle, and coach Dario Gradi is preparing for a major clear out.
Club captain Shaun Smith, Phil Charnock, Colin Little and Rodney Jack are all likely to be on their way as Gradi looks to rebuild a side to win promotion next season.
The futures of striking duo Rob Hulse and Dean Ashton (pictured) will be of the greatest concern to Alexandra fans with a number of clubs thought to be eyeing the youngsters.
19-year-old Ashton has pledged his future to the club but if a sizeable bid comes in, Gradi's hand may be forced and the talented teenager offloaded.