While his sublime strike on the volley against Cheltenham at Wembley brought
him to prominence, although modestly claiming he simply ‘just whacked it’,
Powell has scored even better goals on more low-key occasions.
Take for example his swerving effort from 30 yards against Gillingham in March
which came off the back of his England Under-18s debut over Poland in
Powell swept the board at Crewe’s end of season awards ceremony becoming the
first player in the club’s history to win all five, including goal of the
season and young player of the year and player of the year.
As former Crewe manager and now Academy manager and Director of Football Dario
Gradi once said: “He has always stood out as a talent. He has always been
Given his record for unearthing talent who could argue with that.
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