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."
"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."