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Burley Watches Ashton
Burley Watches Ashton
Wednesday, 21st Feb 2001 10:03

Town manager George Burley and Chief Scout Colin Suggett were at the Hawthorns last night to watch Crewe draw 2-2 with West Brom. And their target is claimed to have been Crewe's 17-year-old striker Dean Ashton, the scorer of the first Crewe goal before being replaced at half-time.

Ashton is a real youngster, a first year trainee in fact, and has started just three first team games so far with another five appearances as sub. He has already scored three goals.

Given Ashton's youth and lack of League experience we wonder whether Town may have had a different target last night, although with Crewe's phenomenal record for producing youngsters Town could have been getting an early look at a long-term prospect.

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