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Performances Will Improve

8 January 2013

Boss happy with points tally but says performances could be better

Although his Crewe Alexandra side enjoyed a relatively consistent Christmas and New Year period in terms of results, boss Steve Davis is looking for an improvement in performances. Crewe suffered a rare home defeat to Stevenage last weekend and Davis admits that Stevenage’s second half performance probably saw them deservedly pick up the points.

Young substitute Ryan Colclough could have salvaged a point late on but couldn’t stir his free header on target, but an honest Davis says if we had equalised in the second half, it would have been a little unfair of Gary Smith’s Stevenage side.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I have gone through the Stevenage game again and I thought we were fine and in control in the first half. They controlled the second half until we had a really good go in the final ten minutes or so, but we didn’t create enough chances.

“We had a late one with Ryan’s header and he knows he should have scored. It was a great chance.

“I think Stevenage wore us down. They are very good at what they do and we had some tired legs. We wobbled for a period in the second half and they have scored two goals. Although we didn’t defend too well for their first goal they had a bit of luck with that because it was a bit of pinball in there until it has dropped to their man.

 “The second one came via a mistake from the centre-backs and to be fair to them they have not made many. Our record, especially at home has been good and we haven’t conceded too many.

He added: “I think we can play a lot better than we have been doing. We have been picking up results and have played okay. We haven’t played as well as we can and I am looking for better and more consistent performances. I was us to control games more if we can and pass the ball better.”

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