Striker Chris Porter has told the Cheshire Live that his current Crewe Alexandra side play the best football of all the teams he has played for, including Derby County.
Porter joined the Rams in 2009 for a fee in the region of £400,000.
He was Nigel Clough’s first signing at the club. However, he struggled to make an impact, featuring in just 50 games over two years before joining Sheffield United.
Porter joined current club Crewe in 2017. And with the Railwaymen buoyant and topping League Two, Porter claims it’s the best footballing side he has played in.
We play so much football which is great, I bet our possession stats are the highest in the league by some margin. I’d say this is the best footballing team I’ve been involved in. Even though I’ve played in higher divisions I’ve never been in a team that’s had so much possession.
Chris Porter’s struggles at Derby County:
Crewe have been a dominant force in League Two so far this term. They have won eight of their 13 games and lead the division in the scoring charts with 26 goals. Porter has five for the season, and he will be looking to break his best record of 16 league goals in a season.
The 35-year-old’s spell at Derby was blighted by injuries. He suffered a hip injury in his first campaign, missing four months. He scored just six league goals in his time at Pride Park.
At the time, the Rams were struggling. Nigel Clough came in and his task was to drastically lower the wage bill while preserving Derby’s status in the Championship.
Derby finished 14th in his first full season in charge. His second season and Porter’s final year at Pride Park was a big struggle. The Rams finished in 19th, conceding 71 goals.
Porter didn’t show enough to warrant a new contract. He joined Sheffield United on a free and was still at Brammall Lane when Clough arrived in October 2013.