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Bigger Achievement To Stay Up

18 March 2014

Davis says survival will be greatest achievement to date

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that keeping Crewe Alexandra in League One this season would be a greater achievement than winning promotion and lifting the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley last season.

Davis admits that it has been a tough season with Crewe Alexandra struggling at the bottom of the division for much of it, but he remains confident that his group will gain enough points to escape the drop.

Steve told “It is time to deliver now but we have been saying that for a long time now and haven’t been able to find that consistency as often as we would have liked.

“We are now entering the business end of the season and it is an exciting time. We have nine games to go and the players know what they have to do. Now they have to go and do it.

“If we can do it, then from a personal point of view it would be more of a success than any promotion or cup win. It would be more rewarding because this is a real test. It is a real test for everyone and a test of character.

“We are assessing everyone every day to see how they are coping with the situation and although we didn’t play well on Saturday, they are very positive and upbeat.

“I am learning all the time and I’ve learned more this season than any others. You learn more about yourself, your coaches, staff and players when things are tough. We are driving ourselves to be better and to make sure we are alright.

“Every manger goes through a difficult spell and I will be a better manager for it.”


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