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Gutted To Exit Cup

9 October 2013

Neil Baker says the players need picking up after JPT Shock

Crewe’s assistant manager Neil Baker has told the club’s official web-site that our dressing room was a very sombre place after we lost our grip on the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last night.

Crewe’s defence of the trophy that we won for the first time in our history last April ended in a 4-0 defeat at League Two Fleetwood Town. Although Crewe did enjoy the better of the possession and the chances, individual mistakes and the times of the goals proved costly. 

Bakes told Crewe Alex Player: “We haven’t battered them because they have had that. We have ripped into them before and had a go but that hasn’t worked for them so now they need some help.

“We will try and help them, encourage them and coax them through it. We regard ourselves as a good staff and good coaches and that is what we will do. We will pick them up and we have a resilient bunch of lads here, who will pick themselves up as well.

“The lads have a great pride and want to do well for the club. They were remarking before the game how much they wanted to defend the trophy because they were proud of going to Wembley last season and winning that trophy for the first time.

He added: “We made one change to the team that played on Saturday and named the strongest team we could. We wanted to win the game and go on a run. We are gutted we are out of the cup.”

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