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16 January 2013

Boss convinced that we will continue to improve in the second half of the season

Crewe Alexandra return to League action this weekend when they host Karl Robinson’s MK Dons at the Alexandra Stadium. It will be another stern test for the Railwaymen as they aim to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Stevenage in our last league match here at Gresty Road. The Alex returnend to winning ways in the JPT last night with a 4-1 win over Bradford but boss Steve Davis wants his players to remain in touch for a play-off place in League One.

Crewe prevented back-to-back defeats with a hard fought 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient last weekend and boss Steve Davis admits that a win over one of the favourites for promotion would certainly have his players looking at this season as mere survival in League One.

Crewe are currently three points adrift of a potential play-off place and Davis says another positive result this weekend would be massive for confidence.


Steve told “We are quickly entering the business end of the season and we know from last season what a really good run in the second half of the season can do.

“We have played everyone now expect Bournemouth and the players know what to expect. We know the quality is better and it will be harder to go on a long unbeaten run, but the players have real belief and anything is possible.

“We are in a situation where we could have an exciting end to the season and turn a good year into an even better one. There is a belief there that we can enjoy a season more than just thinking about survival.

“The players are thinking more than that. We have to get to that 50 point mark as soon as we can to make sure we are safe, but then the pressure is off us and we can start playing with a real freedom to express ourselves. When that happens and we can become more fluent in our play then we will see where we stand.

He added: “We are close with around eight to ten games to go then momentum can take you over the line.”

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