Steve says International break will give time to re-group ahead of derby date with Vale
Steve Davis admits that the timing of an International break could benefit his squad at the right time. Crewe Alexandra host Rochdale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this evening, but then have a free weekend because of three call-ups for Marcus Haber (Canada), George Ray (Wales Under-21) and Liam Nolan (Northern Ireland Under-21).
September. thAs a result of having three International call-ups, our home match with Notts County has been postponed and re-arranged for Tuesday 30
Davis says that the International calendar will continue to be disruptive to his plans, with Haber and Ray missing the game this evening, but that the enforced break may have come at the right time for his squad.
Steve told crewealex.net: “It is a great honour for the players to be called up for their respective countries and it is good for us as a club that our players are recognised. We are grateful for that but it can be disruptive to your plans.
“You just have to get with it and it could become worse with the likes of James Jones, Callum Saunders also being called up for the young age groups for Scotland and Wales in the past. It is something I’m sure we will have to get used to in the future.
“Having the International break this time may do us a favour though. It will give us some time to address what we need and we will try and do some more business for when the loan market re-opens again.
“It will also give the players a chance to rest themselves both mentally and physically. I think it will do them some good to get away from the place for a couple of days, spend some time with their families and recharge themselves.
The boss added: “They can go away and think about what they need to do to improve. While they are here, they are working hard to put things right.”