Boss wants his team to bounce back at home this weekend
Steve Davis admitted that his squad were left stunned by Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat by Notts County but they have reacted in a positive fashion ahead of the visit of Coventry City this weekend. Crewe were on the receiving end of an early Gary Liddle goal on Tuesday and were later hit on the counter attack with two goals from the lively Ronan Murray. Mark Ellis’ late consolation goal hit his captain Abdul Osman on the way in, but that counted for little, as the Railwaymen failed to achieve back-to-back wins again this season.
Ahead of the visit of the Sky Blues this Saturday, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We were all left stunned by the result on Tuesday night. We felt we didn’t deserve to be three goals behind and I was disappointed with our lapses of concentration for their goals. They were clinical on the counter-attack and we huffed-a-puffed a bit.
“We couldn’t take on what we achieved against Gillingham and maybe some of them find it hard mentally and physically to play two games in a short space of time. We lacked that real quality in the final third but you have also have to give Notts County credit for the way they defended and got bodies behind the ball. They had their way of playing and it paid off for them.
“We haven’t been good enough to go on those little runs this season. It was much the same last season as well. Getting those back-to-back wins has been difficult and we are not there yet as a team.
Steve added: “What we do have is the ability to compete with anyone on our day. We have enough character in the squad to bounce back from a bad defeat and that is what we will be aiming to do against Coventry this weekend.”