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All aboard the birthday train

Dean Ashton began his career at Crewe. Credit: PA

He should have gone to to bigger and better things, but Dean Ashton was forced to retire in 2009 due to an ankle injury, but hopefully he'll still be smiling on his 29th birthday. He trod a similar path early on by making his name at Crewe, like Ashley Ward who hits 42 today.

Ashley Ward played for a variety of clubs, including Crewe, Blackburn and Bradford. Credit: PA

Redknapp appointed at QPR


Rumour - Duo pushing for the Max

Max Clayton
Max Clayton came through Crewe's legendary academy. Credit: PA

Both Manchester United and Arsenal are chasing Crewe Alexandra striker Max Clayton, who has impressed since breaking into the first-team at Gresty Road last season. United own another Reaseheath graduate, having recently signed Nick Powell from the Cheshire club. (Metro)


Clayton wins award

Max Clayton
Max Clayton has scored three times this season. Credit: PA

Crewe Alaexandra striker Max Clayton has won the League One Young Player of the Month award for August after impressive since the club's promotion.

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