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Boss Bemoans Lack Of Clever Play

25 August 2014

Davis disappointed by lack of creativity in final third at Swindon

Steve Davis was left disappointed after his Crewe Alexandra side failed to really trouble the Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham on Saturday. Crewe suffered their fourth defeat of the season at the County Ground and although the boss was encouraged by the way his side were disciplined in their defending, with only two errors leading to the Robins’ two goals, he says his team didn’t offer enough as an attacking force.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Although we lost the game I thought we were disciplined in our defending and our aim was to frustrate them and try and hit them on the counter attack. We know Swindon like to keep possession and wait for openings but I thought they didn’t get in behind us on too many occasions.

“Ben Garratt had to make two good saves in the first half and both their goals came from our errors. The players don’t need telling that we have to cut those decisive errors out because we are getting punished for them.

“We were in the game at 1-0 and maybe if we have had not conceded the second goal when we did, something may have fell to us in the last 15 minutes.

“Saying that there was no real clever play from us in the final third of the pitch and that was disappointing. We didn’t have enough players playing anywhere near their potential and when that happens, coming away to Swindon becomes extremely difficult.

“I was disappointed that we didn’t really test them or hurt them when they were sloppy in possession. It was disappointing because I thought there had been some encouraging signs in the Rochdale game from an attacking sense.”

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