Crewe starlets signs on
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crewe Alexandra have handed a professional deal to Nicky Maynard.Crewe Alexandra have handed a professional deal to Nicky Maynard.
The young striker has agreed a two-year deal at Gresty Road.
"Nicky has made great strides and has had a very good year for the youth team and for the Under-18s," Crewe boss Dario Gradi told the club's website.
"He has got stronger but needs to improve both physically and mentally before we can consider him for a first team place.
"There is no reason why he shouldn't develop further and if he can, he should be one who will play in our first team somewhere along the line, although maybe not next season.
"Nicky has an abundance of skill and can score goals and he is one we hope will make it right through to the first team squad in the future."
Meanwhile, the club have also handed deals to Robert Lloyd and Andrew Bond.
18-year-old defender Lloyd and striker Bond, 19, have both penned one-year deals.