DESPITE no competitive fixture on Saturday, it was a productive weekend for Crewe FC as they announced the signing of a former Polish professional.

Lukasz Synowicz, signed for Crewe FC after being released by Wisla Plock, who were recently promoted to the Polish top flight.

The 21-year-old spent three years as a professional at the club after joining their youth team aged seven, before moving to England for work.

“Lukasz was recommended to me by a respected Polish football coach,” said boss Carl Everall.

“We got him in for training and he looked top class.

“I think we have a special player on our hands.

“He’s quick, likes to play off one or two touch and has a sweet left foot.

“We have a lot of left footers but they all like to come inside and play the number 10 role.

“Lukasz will give us true width and a great balance with Matt Pearson on the other side.”

Everall hopes to provide a platform for Synowicz to progress, like with 20-year-old forward Ben Burrow who recently signed for Welsh outfit Penycae.

“Lukasz and his family are extremely passionate for football, Pilka Nozna fans, and we just want him to express himself and enjoy it,” added Everall, who speaks Polish.

“Hopefully he will be successful and we can move him on in the right manner, at the right time, like we try to do with all our youngsters.

“Ben had made 59 appearances for the club and we now wish him all the best in his next chapter.”

With no Cheshire League fixture, Crewe faced local rivals Sandbach United in a friendly that finished 2-2 thanks to goals from new signing Synowicz and skipper Steve McNichol.

Crewe gave call ups to Matt Hatton, James Donegan, Jordan Amson and Dan Lavalette, who had all impressed for their reserve outfit.