Steve Davis says he will be looking for his 'men' to stand up and be counted in derby clash
Steve Davis believes that the best way for his side to get over Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Brentford will be to acquire a positive result in the Staffordshire/Cheshire derby. Crewe travel to Vale Park on Saturday aiming to avoid suffering a league double at the hands of the Valiants, after they previously won 2-1 at Gresty Road back in November. Crewe played well that day and the performance was a springboard for a turn around in fortunes after a slow start to the campaign.
The Alex boss says he will have to take ‘11 men to Vale Park’ in search of a positive result and says there will be no hiding place for his players.
Ahead of the eagerly anticipated local derby, Steve told crewealex.net: “It will be another difficult game against Port Vale because of what comes with a local derby. We have to take 11 men to Vale Park to take on 11 men. There will be no hiding place.
“They will have to stand up and be counted and play in that atmosphere. We will have to be better in possession than we were on Saturday and be more of a threat.
“It is still very tight at the bottom of the table. Some of the results went for us at the weekend but we can’t be relying on other teams to be doing us favours. We have told the players that. We have got to do ourselves and it is up to us to win enough games to stay in the division.”