Transfer window: Watford's Uche Ikpeazu joins Crewe Alexandra

Uche Ikpeazu

Crewe Alexandra have signed teenage striker Uche Ikpeazu on loan for the rest of the season from Championship side Watford.

The 18-year-old came through the ranks at Reading, scoring 28 goals in as many games at Academy level.

He moved to Watford last summer but is yet to make his first-team debut.

Meanwhile, Crewe boss Steve Davis has not ruled out making an attempt to bring back striker Mesca and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge on loan from Fulham.

Etheridge's three-match loan spell in November was ended prematurely by a thigh injury in the 1-0 victory over Crawley which ended Crewe's eight-match winless run.

Mesca also signed off in style, scoring the first goal of his seven-match stay in the 2-1 New Year's Day victory over Carlisle United.

"We have a number of players we are considering and the Fulham pair fall into that category," said Davis.

"Neil gave us a real presence in goal when he was here and it would be good to have him back if we could.

"And things are on-going with Mesca. A move for him is still under consideration and we haven't ruled that out."

Davis's side currently sit one point away from safety in League One following Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Rotherham.

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