Davis prepares for tough encounter with Shrews
Steve Davis, the Crewe Alexandra manager says our previous win over Shrewsbury Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy won’t count for very much come 3pm on Saturday. Goals from captain Luke Murphy and Max Clayton sealed a memorable 2-1 in the Northern section of the Football League trophy, but David has stressed with three league points at stake, the encounter this weekend will be very different.
Ahead of our second trip to Greenhous Meadow Stadium, Davis told the club’s official web-site: “We played well at Shrewsbury and deserved to win on the night but that was a cup game. There was less pressure on both sides and you can play with a bit more freedom when that is the case.
“There are three points at stake, so the pressure is cranked up for any derby game and both teams will be wanting to win. They will be looking to get out of the bottom four as soon as possible and we want to keep our little run going for as long as possible.
“They have come up with us, automatically and were one of the most consistent sides in League Two last season, but they have had injuries and found it tough going.
“I think they have been unlucky in games and created chances but not scored them. It is all about taking your chances and we were in a similar situation not too long ago when we were not scoring so freely and it makes things difficult.
“This is a tough league and anyone can beat anyone.”