The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

NEW Crewe sign­ing Harry Wil­son has ad­mit­ted the op­por­tu­nity to play against men rather than boys was too good to turn down.

The 18-year-old has agreed a six-month loan switch from Liver­pool, where he had been a reg­u­lar goalscorer in the Un­der-18s and Un­der-21s de­vel­op­ment side.

But Wil­son, Wales’ youngest ever in­ter­na­tional when he played against Bel­gium aged 16, is rel­ish­ing the cut and thrust of League One.

“Com­ing to Crewe is a great op­por­tu­nity for me to play com­pet­i­tive football in the League,” said Wil­son.

“Liver­pool have taught me ev­ery­thing I know about football and to play Un­der-18 and Un­der-21 football is great, but I know I will gain great ex­pe­ri­ence from play­ing in League One against men.

“I know that Crewe want to play football the right way and that is one of the rea­sons I chose to come here. They try and get the ball down and play and that suits my style. I didn’t want to go to a club that looked to play longer and hit the front.

“I have met the other lads and they have made me feel re­ally welcome.

“I know Cal­lum Saun­ders from the Wales set-up and a cou­ple of the other lads, so it is good to see some fa­mil­iar faces when you walk into the dress­ing room for the first time.

“It was fine and I know I’ve cho­sen the right club in Crewe.”

LOAN: Harry Wil­son

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