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Steve: "Job Done"

20 February 2013

Davis delighted as his team progress to Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final


"We will enjoy tonight and its back to work tomorrow as normal with Coventry again on Saturday."

"Between then and now we have a lot of tough games coming up. We are certainly not resting on our laurels. I don't want to finish in the bottom half of the table. That is not good enough for me and not good enough for this group of players. We want to try and go on a run.

"To get through to Wembley for a second time in just 12 months is a fantastic achievement and it hasn't quite sunk in. It doesn't happen a lot in your career, for some players and managers it never happens, so to get that again is fantastic. It is something for the players, the club and the town to really look forward to in April.

"We stifled them, especially in the second half and it was working well and it was only a nervy time right at the death.

"The plan wasn't to sit back and contain them and I didn't think we did that. We tried to attack when the opportunity arose and I wanted to go in search of that goal to give us a real advantage after the first leg.

"We were disappointed to lose the game, especially by two late goals because I felt we were in control of things and it was a tight game. The game plan worked well and the players defended well. Mark played well and was a bit unlucky with the own goal and he shouldn't be remembered for that. He might have been if he had gone to 3-3!

"I thought he played some time over as well, but we managed to see it out. It was job done and that is what mattered. We are through to Wembley and that is something for the players, the club and the town to look forward to.

"The second goal was a foul. There was a push on Duggy (Adam Dugdale) by Clarke before he has headed it in. The referee missed it, he shouldn't of and we had to hold on to for the last two minutes or so.

After guiding Crewe through to Wembley for the second time in 12 months, Steve told the club's official web-site:"I thought we were in control of the game up until those last five minutes. They then got that own goal out of nothing really and that gave them some hope.

Steve Davis was a proud manager once again as his Crewe Alexandra side made it through to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy following a 3-2 win over Coventry City over two legs. Crewe lost 2-0 on the night after a spirited late surge from the Sky Blues saw them score twice in stoppage time to make it a nervy last two minutes of stoppage time.

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