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Steve: "Needed More Quality"

15 November 2014

Pleased with another shut-out, pleased with a point but boss wants better in the final third

Following a second successive clean-sheet, Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis was again pleased with the shut-out but again stressed the importance of being more creative in the final third of the pitch.

Crewe conjured up arguably the better of the chances in the second half but a draw was a fair reflection of a tight contest.

After the goalless draw at Gresty Road, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It was a hard game for us. We didn’t approach the first half as well as I wanted, we were slow to get out of the traps and they started much brighter than us.

“We were on the back foot for the first 15-20 minutes or so. We couldn’t get the ball up the pitch and keep it at the top end to be able to mount any real attacks. We had enough bodies behind the ball to deal with what they threw at us but didn’t have anything going forward.

“Second half I thought we were much better on our front foot. We took one or two more chances with the wing backs getting further forward and I thought we looked more dangerous although we only really created half chances.

“I thought Brad (Inman) was the pick of what we had up there second half. I thought he was lively, he should’ve shot on his left when he had that chance, no matter whether he hit the stand or not he should’ve had the confidence to have a real go there on his left side.

He added: “We had some real drive on that left side, but having said that we had some moments but without even creating any real chances. We’ve just got to show that bit more quality.”


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