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We Didn't Dwell On Defeat

24 September 2014

Crewe boss says heavy defeat at MK Dons has to be wake-up call ahead of home double-header

Steve Davis has told his players that the perfect way for them to extinguish the pain of losing 6-1 at the MK Dons last weekend is to pick up some home points from our next two games against Colchester and Notts County. The Alex will be hoping that home comforts come to fruition with the next five out of seven fixtures coming at the Alexandra Stadium.

The Crewe management team and players went through the DVD of the MK Dons encounter on Monday and the Alex boss says that it was healthy to discuss what went so wrong on the day.

Steve told “We met with the players and went through the DVD of the game. It was good to have a debate and get the players’ perspective on it. I think that is healthy to do that and allow the players to have their opinions and get their point of view across.

“It is important not to dwell on a result. There was no one at this club getting carried away when we beat Port Vale, so it is important not to get too down when you lose either. We got that DVD session and discussion out of the way on the Monday. It is important that we didn’t dwell on it.

“The best way to get it out of the system was to get back out on the training ground and work hard. We have had a free week and it is good to have that opportunity to work with the players.

“If someone had said to us that we would have had four points from the derby game and two difficult away trips to Yeovil and MK Dons I think we would have probably taken it. It was a tough set of fixtures, especially in the position we find ourselves in and I was relatively pleased with the points return.

“What I didn’t find acceptable was that we didn’t compete at the MK Dons. We showed them far too much respect and let them play the way they wanted. That was asking for trouble and hopefully it will be something that those players learn from.

He added: “Now we have two home games coming up and if we can pick up points in those games then our tally would look a lot healthier and I’m sure we would move up a few places in the table.”

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