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Harry Remains On Pens

6 November 2012

Harry Davis will remain on spot kicks despite miss on Saturday

Steve Davis says defender Harry Davis remains the best man for the job when it comes to taking penalties. Crewe’s indifferent record at taking spot kicks continued against Wycombe in the FA Cup, with Harry Davis seeing his penalty pushed away by the on-loan Jordan Archer. Thankfully, Crewe went to score a third and fourth goal to put the tie beyond the League Two side.

Harry Davis was disappointed to see his latest penalty saved; following on from the one he had saved at Torquay last season. He hasn’t been the only one not to convert from the spot, with the likes of Ash Westwood (now Aston Villa), Mathias Pogba, Danny Shelley (now Leek) all missing over the last couple of seasons.

Steve told “Harry is still the best man for the job and he was disappointed to have his penalty saved on Saturday. He has had two of his six penalties saved now, after the one at Torquay last season.

“He struck it well enough but the goalkeeper guessed right to push it away. Harry and some of the other lads practice them every day after training and he usually sticks to his decision once he has made it.

“Perhaps he will assess his run-up to see if he can disguise it more and maybe change his mind at the last second if the goalkeeper moves early.

 “I am sure he will look at it and put it right quickly.”

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