Break benefits Crewe - Westwood

07 January 2010 10:22
Ashley Westwood believes the number of postponements during the Christmas period could work in Crewe's favour towards the end of the season.Matches against Torquay and Hereford were called off, meaning the Alex have played just twice since 12 December. [LNB]Midfielder Westwood told BBC Radio Stoke: "We've had a few days off, which helps us to recharge the batteries. [LNB]"With all the games that are being postponed, there's going to be a backlog of games and we'll be ready." [LNB]The League Two game at Hereford, which was due to take place on 2 January, has now been rearranged for Tuesday, 19 January. [LNB]Meanwhile, the home match against Torquay, which was originally scheduled for 19 December, will now be played on Tuesday, 2 February. [LNB]Crewe were severely affected by a series of postponements during the same period last season, which resulted in the team having to play 13 games in the space of 42 days. [LNB]The lack of games has given Westwood, 19, the chance to reflect on a whirlwind journey from promising youngster to first-team regular in the space of four months. [LNB]"I was just hoping to play 10 games this season," he said. "Now I've played more than 10 games, I want to stay in the team for the rest of the season and play a big part in us hopefully reaching the play-offs."

Source: BBC_Sport