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Steve: "We Didn't Do Enough Today"

1 December 2012

Alex boss on F.A. Cup loss to Burton

Boss Steve Davis admitted his side weren’t good enough as the Railwaymen slipped out of the F.A. Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion at Gresty Road.

Former Alex man Calvin Zola nodded Burton in to a fifth minute lead, a goal that left Davis disappointed, and while the Railwaymen pressed and pressed for a leveller they couldn’t find their way past an impressive Burton defence.

Speaking after the game, Davis said: “It was a frustrating afternoon. We had a lot of possession but couldn’t make any use of it. People were making wrong decisions and we didn’t have enough ability to really open them up.  When we did get a chance we couldn’t take it. In an attacking sense we didn’t have enough today.

“We conceded a really poor goal early on. Before the game I stressed the importance of stopping the crosses and dealing with them and we didn’t do it. We didn’t mark properly from the throw in, and then when the ball comes in to the box, we made some poor decisions and made it easy for them.

“That made it very difficult for us. Whatever system we changed it to; we didn’t show enough ability or fight. Some of the players played with real energy but others didn’t. So we got what we deserved.”

Davis also indicated that he may now consider changes ahead of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie with Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night: “Tuesday may enable us to rest one of our two key players or players that need a rest. We have a squad and others are desperate for an opportunity.

“Hopefully they will come in to the team and do well, they certainly won’t weaken it and maybe they could even make it better.”

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