Crewe Alexandra: Relegated League Two club hoping to add more experience

Dario Gradi
Dario Gradi has been part of the Crewe Alexandra set-up now for 33 years

Relegated Crewe Alexandra are looking to add more experience as Steve Davis's side aim to bounce straight back following relegation to League Two.

Davis has already re-signed veteran striker Ryan Lowe, as well as signing up 29-year-old defender Zoumana Bakayogo for a full season.

Now he hopes to add two more well-travelled players in the next few days.

"We could do with some experience," Crewe director of football Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke.

"Those are the players that Steve and our head of recruitment Neil Baker are targeting.

"We could do with another midfielder, the type who can steady the ship in there.

"I like the signing of Ryan Lowe," added Gradi, who was manager when Lowe, now 37, first came to Gresty Road a decade ago.

"I have a lot of time for him as a player and as a professional, and as a person.

"He will be great for the kids here but he cannot do it all on his own and he will need looking after as well."

The Alex to start the new season on the road

The Alex will start the 2016-17 season back in League Two with two tough away fixtures.

Having been paired with a trip to Stevenage on the first day of the new season, they must then travel to Sheffield United in the League Cup first round three days later.

They then play two home matches against Portsmouth and Hartlepool United.

The nearest thing Crewe have to a derby game this season will be the 134-mile round trip to Accrington Stanley, who they are due to host on New Year's Eve, before the return game in East Lancashire on 8 April.

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