Following spells at Scunthorpe, Peterborough and Norwegian club Stabaek in the last two years, 21-year-old Chelsea defender Alex Davey went to the English League Two this summer on his fourth loan stint of his young career at Crawley Town. Under the command of former manager Chelsea U21 manager Dermot Drummy, he's already made 5 starts for the side in the league and according to his current boss, he could make the Reds his new permanent home.
"We’re always forward thinking. We’re looking ahead all the time - the club can’t stand still we always have to be evolving. I’ve said we’ll sign Alex Davey if we can afford him and his progress at Chelsea doesn’t come to anything."
"I’ll be speaking to parent clubs about our loanees at the end of November."
-Dermot Drummy; Source: Crawley Observer
With better defenders of same age or even younger already looking for a chance in our first team, Davey's odds of making it at Chelsea are quite slim. It would certainly be a nice gesture if we are able to find a good arrangement for him at Crawley or any other club, as a way of giving back his years of loyalty to the Blues' crest whilst defending our youth teams from 2005 to 2014.