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Cup Is Nice Distraction

2 November 2012

Steve says club have to bounce back from Yeovil set-back

On watching a re-run of our 1-0 defeat to Yeovil Town last weekend, manager Steve Davis has honestly admitted that he may have been overly critical of his team’s performance, but he has stressed that he is after a more clinical display against Wycombe tomorrow. Crewe host Gareth Ainsworth’s side in the first round of the FA Cup and Davis wants to avoid ‘any upset’ with a more polished performance.

Ahead of our FA cup tie at Gresty Road, Steve said: “It will be nice to have a break from the League but it will be another tough game for us. It is always a special occasion for any player playing in the FA Cup and we want to avoid a disappointing afternoon in front of our home supporters again.

“We were all disappointed by the result against Yeovil but on reflection I was perhaps a little bit harsh on them after the game. I have watched it again and we actually played better than I thought overall. I was a bit too critical but the players understood that they have to be more clinical when we are dominating the possession like we did.

“There were positives to take from last weekend. Even when you are in control of the game, you are still vulnerable to a counter-attack or set play. The players have learnt from that because we have lost the game when we didn’t deserve to.

He added: “This weekend gives us a chance to put on a good performance for the fans but the most important thing is we get through to the next round. There are no guarantees in football and the players are prepared for a difficult cup-tie.”  

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