Crewe continue keeper hunt
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Crewe Alexandra are continuing their search for a new goalkeeper by turning to QPR man Chris Day.
Alex are desperate to bolster their options after youngster Stuart Tomlinson picked up a ankle injury, leaving just Ben Williams available for the start of the season.
Dario Gradi took a close look at Notts County's Saul Deeney in a practice game against Everton on Wednesday although Day will also now get the chance to impress against Oldham.
The 30-year-old has also spent a spell at Coventry as he looks for a change of scenery, and Alex assistant boss Neil Baker confirmed that he will be handed an opportunity on Friday night.
"We had a call saying he was looking for a club, so he will start against Oldham," Baker told The Sentinel.
Baker also indicated that Deeney may be offered further opportunities at Gresty Road after his comfortable performance in the 0-0 draw with The Toffees.
"He did alright without having a great deal to do," Baker explained.
"He could play on Monday at Lincoln and possibly train with us during the next week."
As they prepare for their latest warm up fixture against Oldham, Crewe are expected to hand Spanish star Juan Ugarte his debut after the prolific forward made the move from Wrexham.
Ugarte was a revelation in League One last year and is now ready to make his bow after overcoming a knee injury sustained in pre-season.
"Juan has now had a week of training with us and he looks ready to play," Baker insisted.
A further triallist, Michael Boulding, is yet to decide whether he will commit his future to Alex and put pen to paper on a one year deal.