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Crewe to look at Michael Petrasso

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Crewe Alexandra have highlighted a potential target for the new season, in the form of QPR winger Michael Petrasso, according to the Crewe Chronicle.

The Railwaymen have been in the hunt for a new wide player following the departure of Byron Moore, who joined local rivals Port Vale in July.

Steve Davis’ side have had a few wingers on trial during pre-season and have today announced that they will not be signing Northern Ireland international Johnny Gorman.

However, the League One side are taking an extended look at Angelo Balanta, who was released by QPR in May.

Davis travelled to London on Tuesday to have a look at Petrasso, who could be a possible loan signing for the South Cheshire club.

The Canada under-20 international has just signed a new three-year deal at Loftus Road but he could join fellow countryman Marcus Haber at Gresty Road.

Petrasso joined the QPR academy in 2012 after two years with Toronto’s youth set-up.

He signed his first professional deal in 2013 and he made his Hoops debut in May as a 76th minute substitute for Yossi Benayoun in a 3-2 win over Barnsley.

Petrasso could join Crewe on loan

Petrasso could join Crewe on loan

Last season the Toronto born wide man enjoyed spells on loan in League One for Oldham and Coventry.

Petrasso scored on his Oldham debut in November 2013 when the Latics ran out 1-0 winners over Gillingham.

He failed to score in a further 14 games at Boundary Park and he joined Coventry for a short loan spell in February this year.

The winger scored once in seven appearances for the Sky Blues in the 3-1 defeat to Tranmere.

Crewe Alexandra currently have five wingers on their books with George Cooper, John Johnston, Billy Waters, Lee Molyneux and Ryan Colclough.

Cooper and Johnston are both first year professionals, whilst Colclough has spent most of his professional career injured.

Davis will have to move quickly if he is to add to his squad, with his side facing Fleetwood on the opening day of the season on Saturday.


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