With some of the pressure off, Steve wants his players to express themselves in run-in
Steve Davis is hoping that his side can go out and express themselves again this evening. The Alex boss was pleased with the way his side dominated most of the possession against Shrewsbury Town in the second half. Crewe just couldn’t find that winning goal with the Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale making saves to deny Max Clayton and AJ Leitch-Smith and substitute Nathan Ellington heading against the crossbar with what his very first touch for the club.
Crewe had to settle for a point but Davis was pleased with the improvement in our second half display and he wants that to carry on into tonight's clash at Gresty Road.
Steve told crewealex.net: “We have got over 50 points now, so that pressure is off us. There is always pressure in football because you want to win as many games as you can and get as many points as you can.
“The pressure is off the players and I said that to them at half-time on Saturday. I said they should go back out and have a real go to try and win the game. I wanted them to kick on and express themselves more freely and I think they did that.
The boss added: “I don’t want them to be fearful of making mistakes. All players make mistakes and they are going to miss place a pass or make a mistake, especially at the moment with the pitch in the condition it’s in. I want them to play and Karl Robinson always wants his side to play the right way, so it should be an interesting game.”