Ellis previews relegation battles against Shrews and Colchester
Crewe Alexandra defender Mark Ellis says the Easter clashes with Shrewsbury and Colchester will be win or bust as the club battles against relegation. The centre-half admits that the Crewe dressing room was down after the home defeat to newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, butthat the players have quickly turned their intentions to our Good Friday encounter at Shrewsbury.
Ellis says the players can take great heart from battling against Wolves with ten men following Chuks Aneke’s red card on the brink of half time. The former Torquay defender also feels that recent away wins at Port Vale, Gillingham and Crawley will only give us confidence going on the road again this Friday.
Mark told Crewe Alex Player: “The dressing room was a bit down after Saturday but we knew that it was going to be a tough game against one of the best teams in the division. It became even tougher with what happened with Chuks and the fact that we had to play the second half with ten men.
“We have got to go over the Wolves game and analyse it with the goals we conceded but we have got to move forward. We have a massive game on Friday and then again on Monday. We are still fighting to get out of the bottom four.
“We have no choice and win those games. We have got to dig in massively and get the results we need. We have no choice now and it is going to be a test of a resolve and resilience. We will have to work hard to get the results but we are capable of it.
“We have for whatever reason been getting results away from home lately. We have won at places like Gillingham and Crawley recently, so there is no reason why we can’t win at Shrewsbury.”
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