Boss tells his players to be fit and ready for a busy run-in
Steve Davis, the Crewe Alexandra manager says his players’ willingness to adapt and change will allow him to freshen things up when it comes to playing 15 games in the remaining two months of the season. The Railwaymen travel to Hartlepool this evening looking to keep our play-off hopes alive and Davis will not allow his players to rest on their laurels with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final on the horizon. Davis wants his players to continue to attack on two fronts and is looking for points as Crewe get set to face relegation threatened Hartlepool, Portsmouth and then Colchester.
The Alex boss brought back three at the back in defeating Coventry and has played various systems to get the best out of his players. With a lot of fixtures coming up, the boss says he will chop and change when necessary and wants his players to fight for their Wembley places.
Steve said: “I do have a lot of options and I can play a number of ways, which is good. The players have shown that they are capable of adapting and changing systems. I like to have that in the locker and change the way we are playing from game-to-game, or in the middle of the match.
“We went for it at Coventry and changed accordingly. We felt someone like Max (Clayton) could exploit them at the back when they were tiring a bit and it worked. We went for the win and that is what we have got to do if we want to be involved in a push for the play-offs. Draws are no good at this stage of things.
“I can keep refreshing it. I have talked about the run we need to go on. We look at different ways of playing and the players have responded to that.”