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Ex-Liverpool youth coach Garrity: Crewe was making of Harry Wilson

Former Liverpool youth coach Mick Garrity says Crewe Alexandra was the making of Harry Wilson.

The Wales midfielder is currently on-loan with Bournemouth.

Garrity recalled to Goal: “Loans are never a bad experience, as long as you take the right things from them. Harry, for example, he went to Crewe [in 2016] and he came back with his tail between his legs, to be honest. He couldn't quite understand why he hadn't played, and he was pretty upset about it.

“We sat down with him and had a conversation, and we were open and honest with him. We told him what needed to happen, and where he could get to. He went away and came back like a new man in pre-season. He was like a man possessed, it was like he was going to show everybody what he was capable of.

“He's really kicked on, but I think Crewe made him, it gave him that kick up the backside that he needed at that time. It built up a resilience in him.

“He had this new experience, he wasn't getting on the pitch or he was getting taken off early. It was new to him, but he realised that he needed to do this, this and this to make sure that didn't happen again. That's what the really good players do."

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