CREWE NET MAYBURY LOAN

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LEEDS UNITED defender Alan Maybury has joined First Division Crewe Alexandra on loan for a month.

The Republic of Ireland international has been unable to break into the Leeds first team this season, despite the injury crisis at the club, and has yet to add to his 13 appearances for the Elland Road club, mainly won under previous manager George Graham.

The 22-year-old right back is currently behind Gary Kelly and Danny Mills for a spot, and has not even featured on the bench as yet.

In a bid to gain some further first team experience, following a loan to Reading in 1999, he has now moved to the Alexandra Stadium to help the First Division club in their push up the table.

The Under-21 star was called up to the full Irish squad after impressing for Reading, but saw last season blighted by a broken leg, and will now hope that another loan move can kick-start his career.