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Crewe Alexandra youngster keen to make his mark at Chasetown FC

Alex Titchiner. Pic: Dave Birt

Alex Titchiner. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown FC loan star Alex Titchiner is keen to make up for lost time at the Scholars Ground.

Illness have restricted the Crewe Alexandra man’s appearances so far, but the forward is now back in training.

With the Scholars travelling to Glapwell tomorrow (November 7), Titchiner is hoping to kickstart his temporary spell with Chasetown – and he believes the team spirit in the dressing room can be key to success this season.

He said:

“Coming in from Crewe I wasn’t sure how they’d take to me at first but from the moment I got on the team coach they all introduced themselves to me and took me in. There’s a good team spirit amongst them and let’s just say the banter between us all is interesting!

“You can tell they all want to go far in the league this season and I’m hoping to assist in this as much as possible whilst I’m at the club.

“I’ve been ill recently so I’ve not featured in the last three games which is pretty unfortunate really, but I’m back training now and looking forward to the remaining games before my deal finishes.”

Titchiner is highly regarded at his parent club and looks set to be the latest in a long line of success stories from the Crewe academy.

But he insists that making the step down to non-league football has not been a difficult one.

Titchiner said:

“It hasn’t been a culture shock actually. Obviously there’s a huge difference in the facilities at Crewe, but it’s a nice little setup at Chasetown and the pitch at the ground is a good surface to play on.

“As this season is my first year in professional football I’ve only previously played youth team football so as far as spectators go the only time you get a few hundred is at the youth cup games. I know Chasetown have the highest average home attendances in the league and the fans were good when I made my home debut. They definitely made me feel welcome when they clapped me off when I came off towards the end.”

Chasetown’s game at Glapwell kicks off at 3pm. You can follow the action on the club’s Twitter page.

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