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"We Have To Act Now"

28 September 2013

Steve Davis talks to us after Gills 3-0 defeat

Steve Davis kept his players in the dressing room for a period of time following this afternoon's 3-0 defeat to Gillingham and emerged to tell that he has some tough decisions to make over some of his players. The Alex boss was bitterly disappointed to see virtually the same side that put in a shift in to draw at Oldham last weekend were well beaten by the division's bottom side.

Steve told "I was really disappointed with everything about the game today. We have too many players void of ideas and confidence and it is a critical time for us. We will have to make some difficult decisions on some of them, because we have to act now. There is no point waiting and waiting and keeping on giving them chances and then they produce a performance like that. As a manager that isn't acceptable and I disappointed because they didn't show any skill, any real quality or were really willing to run around and roll their sleeves up for the cause.

"There was no reaction from us and we didn't get ourselves going at all. We had our first shot after about 40 minutes and created very little after that. They are not playing to their potential and are low on confidence. We will have to work hard on that and today also showed that some of them are not good enough for the level.

"I will continue to swap it around until I come up with that winning formula. We have to build and bond that confidence before we can move forward. I asked a lot of questions of them after the game and told them exactly how I feel about things, so we will see what type of reaction we get on Monday morning."

Steve also told us that hopefully it will be weeks and not months in regards to defender Harry Davis, after he was stretched off after 6 minutes with a knee injury.

"It was a blow to lose Toots before the game and then Harry so early into the game because they have comfortably been our best defenders this season. They have been our most consistent players and you know they are going to be reliable. for you. It is the same with Ellis, who is a warrior for you as well, although he will be the first to admit that he has not played as well as he can this season.

"Harry planted his foot into the ground and felt the weight go through his knee on the inside. There is not a lot of swelling which is a good sign, so we are hoping it is just some medial damage and nothing too serious. Hopefully it will be weeks rather than months and we will know more once we have assessed the injury fully."

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