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Davis On Year 2013

24 December 2013

Steve looks back at the highs and lows of the past year

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that the year 2013 has been the perfect example of a roller-coaster period in football. The Alex boss led Crewe Alexandra to their first ever success in the Football League Trophy following a superb 2-0 win over Southend United, at Wembley in April.

The club also established themselves in mid-table following our return to League One, but the new season has not gone as well as we would have hoped. That is football though and Steve says you have to deal with the highs-and-lows of the game almost of a monthly basis.

Steve told “We have had a roller-coaster year really. There have been plenty of highs with the victory in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final and finishing in a comfortable position in League One.

“In the second half of the season, we have had some lows both on and off the pitch. It has been a challenging time for everyone and it has been a hard second half of the year in League One. It has been tough but I don’t think we have had much luck either.

“I am a firm believer in the more hard work you put in the luckier you get. We are all working hard to turn things around and I cannot fault the effort of the players. I have a strong belief that we will turn things around. 

“Football management is full of highs and lows and I have always had my feet on the ground. I don’t get too high when we are doing well and too down when we are not. It is important to have that balance.

“I just try and be myself and I won’t change. I am just a normal, hardworking guy who makes decisions, so the football club can move forward. I think we have made great strides in the last 18 months.

Steve added: “We have had a difficult period and we can do better, but I’ve learnt a lot and I think the fans can see the confidence coming back into the players.”

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