Crewe Alexandra: Steve Davis abandons Chuks Aneke red card appeal
CREWE manager Steve Davis hopes Chuks Aneke will learn from his mistakes after deciding not to appeal against the loanee's red card.
Forward Aneke, who is on a month's loan from Arsenal, was given his marching orders for a lunge on Anthony Grant in the 73rd minute of Saturday's 2-2 draw at Stevenage.
Davis initially thought about appealing against the decision, but has changed his mind after watching a video of the incident.
Aneke will now serve a three-match ban that covers tonight's match at Carlisle (7.45pm) and also games against Leyton Orient and MK Dons.
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"At the time we thought it was a slip and he said it was too," said Davis.
"But having now looked at it several times, he does go in with two feet and he's off the floor.
"On this occasion, I can't back him up. He'll have to take his punishment and learn the lesson.
"When you've got young players from other clubs you don't know their character, but he's not a malicious lad.
"Nick Powell had a similar rush of blood at Shrewsbury last season, but he learnt from that and it has all helped him become the player he is now."
Aneke's absence should mean a first start of the campaign this evening for Matt Tootle, who is now fully fit after suffering an groin problem in pre-season.
Davis said: "We are short in midfield and up front, but it gives us a chance to put Matt in there at Carlisle.
"He knows he has to be patient and he has taken it well. He has got on with it and appreciates that those going in have done well."