Alex boss targets more festive points after morale boosting win over League One leaders
Steve Davis believes that by his side beating table toppers Bristol City on Saturday proves that his Crewe Alexandra side can upset anyone in League One on their day. Crewe inflicted only Bristol City’s third defeat of the season thanks to a wonderful strike from midfielder Jamie Ness and the boss says that the confidence generated from that performance and result can propel the Railwaymen up the table.
Crewe travel to Oldham on Boxing Day looking for another three points, and hopefully another good performance will only improve their chances of exiting the bottom four before the turn of the year.
As he prepares for a Boxing Day trip to Boundary Park, the boss told us: “It was a terrific three points for us against Bristol City and now we have got to build on that. That will be our motivational tool for Oldham. It is important we try and build some real momentum now.
“When you have a result like we did against Bristol City, you cannot wait for the next game to come around. The players will be determined to produce a repeat performance.
“We need wins and I think we have been positive to try and get three points ever since I took over but you have also got to be careful. By being positive you can get caught out on the counter attack.
“Newcastle found that to their cost at the weekend. Alan Pardew went for it with the substitution he made and they got done from their own corner. That can happen and you have to try and get that balance right.
“Sometimes you have to think about holding on to the point you have or risk losing that by trying and snatch all three.
The boss added: “I put young George Cooper on against Bristol because he is a game changer. He has the ability to change things and he was involved in the goal and missed a go chance when he went through to make it a bit easier for us in the dying minutes.”