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We Needed More Guile In Final Third

28 October 2014

Steve Davis says his side needed to show more quality to blunt Blades

Steve Davis was disappointed that his in-form Crewe Alexandra side didn’t test the Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard on too many occasions on Saturday. The Alex’s three game winning run came to end with Stefan Scougall scoring the only goal of the game at the Alexandra Stadium.

Crewe now travel to Crawley Town this weekend aiming to bounce back from that narrow defeat and we will be without the suspended Anthony Grant and George Ray.

Steve told “I just felt we lacked that little bit of quality in the final third of the pitch on Saturday. We didn’t create them enough problems.

“The effort and determination was there again but we didn’t open them up or create too many clear-cut chances. I felt they (Sheffield United) controlled more of the play and had four or five better chances than we did.

“We were resilient and defended reasonably well but we were not enough of a threat. I changed the system because we would have had three centre-halves up against their one forward. It was the right thing to do, to have that extra forward on instead of a defender.

He added: “The shape wasn’t to blame for the result on Saturday; it was purely because we didn’t play well enough in the final third of the pitch to cause them too many problems up there.”


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