Boss days close knit club has driven 12 months of success
Steve Davis says the club’s close knit unity has been ‘crux of a fantastic 12 months for the club’.
Davis is set to lead Crewe Alexandra out of Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the second time in his short career as manager and he says that the united front has brought success back to Gresty Road.
Having that unity and everyone pulling in the same direction is always vital. When I got the job I said the crux of success would be becoming a positive, strong unit with an 'in-it-together' attitude.
“That’s how it is here at Crewe. It is everyone in it together from the board of directors’ right down to the fan who pays their hard earned money to come and support us.
“We are going there to win the game. It is not a holiday or a day out for us. We will be working hard now for three days to make sure we get the right result.
“Every part of the build-up has been monitored and we will try to get the best out if each and every one of them. There will be some late decisions on one or two, depending on the injuries to Murph and Pogs and the way we are going to play.
“I have most of the team named in my head but that could change over the next few days. Someone might step up to the plate in the final sessions and may get a chance. It will be difficult to pick the starting XI and then name a squad of 16.
He added: “With one being a substitute goalkeeper there are only four spaces on the bench, so there are going to be some disappointed players and understandably so, because they all deserve a chance to play at Wembley, but that is football. It is filled with highs and lows.”