Steve Davis says his squad is more than capable of fighting on two fronts
February.thSteve Davis is aiming for his players to keep our season alive on two fronts going into the final three months of an intriguing season. Crewe Alexandra take on Coventry in the Northern Area Final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this evening with a second leg to come at Gresty Road on 20
The Railwaymen are also just five points behind in the race for a potential play-off spot. There are obviously a lot of clubs in the mix for a top six finish, including a rejuvenated Coventry City side. They are currently in 8th place on 47 points but due to a couple of postponed matches, Crewe have those games in hand. It is all set for an exciting climax to the season with both clubs now just two games away from a trip to Wembley.
Steve wants his players to keep fighting on two fronts: “It is a very competitive league and testing every week. When we played Notts County on the opening day of the season and lost 2-1 I thought then that is was going to be very tough. It is still very tough but the players have adapted really well and have shown that they can compete against the best teams in the league.
“We haven’t quite been able to break into the top six but we have been up there and hovering around it. If someone had offered us at the start of the season and to be within two games of returning to Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, I think we would have taken that.
“Saying that I am an ambitious manager and I want the players to keep on striving on both fronts. I want us to keep pushing in the league and to get as high as we can. We have the incentive of going back to Wembley and the players, especially the ones that went there in May, don’t need too much motivation.
“I remember in May, that some players said the day went quickly and they would love to get back there, so to have the chance only a few months later would be a tremendous achievement for everyone at the club.”