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Steve: "Thin Dividing Lines Went Against Us"

9 August 2014

Steve Davis gives us his post match reaction from the Highbury Stadium

The boss added: "What we need to do is be better mentally. If we go a goal or two goals behind, we really need to step up and show that real belief and character and some of them didn't show that enough at times, but it is something we can work on."

"I thought the centre halves were sound and Toots was good. I also thought Billy was a threat. He was dangerous, weaving and trying to create things in and around the box, so that was a plus. There were some real positives and I thought that with the possession we had and the chances we had, we perhaps deserved a share of the points today.

"I was pleased that they kept going and tried to do the right things. The players tried to continue to do what we had practiced in training and we were fine. We did okay but overall we have to got to do better. I look at the positives as a coach and there were a few. Scott has made some good saves on his debut. I went with him because of his experience and I felt he would give us a voice away from home. Ben was unlucky not to play after the way he finished last season. It was a close call and Ben will play at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

"We then had a penalty but Toots hasn't lifted it enough and the keeper saved it with his legs. Those things can happen and he and Brad had practiced them all week. He was going through the middle but didn't lift it enough. If Toots had scored it perhaps could have been different but things didn't really go for us today.

"The lad Proctor has come on at half-time and scored a worldie. He did it last season against us for Crawley and I will have to watch the goals again to see the pressure we had on the ball because I didn't think we were close enough for both.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis was understandably disappointed that his side didn't get the rub of the green or take their chances as they went down 2-1 at Fleetwood. The Alex boss told the club's official web-site that it could have been different if those opportunities had found the back of the Fleetwood net: "It is those thin margins that happen in football. We have hit the crossbar in the first minute of the second half through Billy (Waters) and they have broken up the other end and scored the first goal. I've said for a long time that scoring that first goal is important in this league.

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