strive for a place in his plans with a number of games on the horizon.
"Of course, with all the new people, the staff and the manager, everyone says the first impression is massive," he admitted. "That's why I'm so pleased now that I feel fit and sharp and, when the manager gets back from tour, hopefully I can impress.
"The main thing was just to get through these games with no problems or a recurrence of the injury. I'm glad to do that and we'll see what happens. Hopefully, I'll be involved in the next part of the first-team tour but if not there's a big game against Manchester City [the Lancashire Senior Cup final], Rio's Testimonial and the Community Shield. I'll just keep working hard, keep my head down and see what happens."
The defender was satisfied with the display against Crewe as Joyce's side proved too strong for the League One outfit.
"They were two fantastic goals from Nani and everyone is aware of his qualities and how good he is on the ball," stated Wootton. "I thought it was a comfortable win really.
"Crewe are a good club with a great reputation for bringing players through and playing good football so we knew it would be a tough game for us but I thought the lads did well. We're unbeaten and looking to carry that on into the season now.
"I do prefer playing centre-back as it's my favourite position but I felt comfortable at right-back and it's just another string to my bow really. I had a shot that went wide and enjoy getting forward every now