Crewe Alexandra sign Fulham youngster Lauri Dalla Valle on loan

Crewe Alexandra have signed Fulham's young Finnish striker Lauri Dalla Valle on a month's loan following a successful trial at Gresty Road.

Dalla Valle, 21, was sold to Fulham in the summer of 2010 by Roy Hodgson in the part-exchange deal that took Paul Konchesky to Liverpool.

"We have him here for a month initially and take it from there," said Crewe boss Steve Davis.

"He is quick and mobile and can play on the shoulder, a bit like Max Clayton."

Dalla Valle, who has had loan spells with Exeter City, Dundee United and Bournemouth, goes straight into the Crewe squad for Tuesday's game at Doncaster Rovers.

"It's a no-brainer really," Davis told BBC Radio Stoke. "He's a lad that's got something and has experience of this league.

"Fulham kindly gave us an opportunity to have a look at Lauri with it being FA Cup week for us.

"They said he could play for us in an Under-21 game if we wanted to, but we have seen something in him in training, which makes us thing he will make a difference to us."