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We Need To Start A Lot Better

22 May 2014

Alex boss says he is looking for real platform to build on next season

Steve Davis has continued to analyse the past season and will aim to make Crewe tougher to beat next season. The Crewe Alexandra boss will also lift the positives from a struggling season and he was delighted with the way his team handled the growing pressure at the end of the season to escape the drop. Crewe finished with just one defeat in six games to make sure we move away from the bottom four at the crucial time.

Davis has already been productive in the closed season. He was already tied up the likes of Billy Waters, Jon Guthrie, Ollie Turton, Ben Garratt and Liam Nolan on longer terms and is tying up his scholars on professional contracts.

The Alex boss told “We are still analysing the season and going through things. We are collating the stats to show the players when we resume for pre-season training.

“We know we conceded too many goals and needed to be harder to beat. That will be our starting point and we will do a lot of work on that over the pre-season as a collective.

“The second half of the season was better than the first. We managed to get more points and we came good at the right time, in the last five or six games. That form we showed towards the end of the season would have had near the teams chasing promotion so that was a real plus.

“When the pressure was on us, we produced the results we needed and that is certainly a real positive we can take moving forward. That was progress and it is important we look to take that into the beginning of next season.

“We don’t make good starts at this club and that is something I will look to improve this time around. I want us to make a better start and give ourselves a platform from which to build.”

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