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Marcus Haber Switch Not Tactical

20 April 2015

Boss says he had to change forward because he had given us everthing he had

goal of the season against Walsall, but with Crewe trying to hold on, the Canada International had to be withdrawn after 74 minutes, as he began to tire.thSteve Davis says Saturday’s goalscorer Marcus Haber had given everything he had before he had to be replaced by the fresher legs of Ryan Colclough. Haber opened the scoring by heading home a Nicky Ajose cross after just 13 minutes to register his 8

As a target man Haber was certainly one of Crewe Alexandra’s better players on Saturday but the boss says he had to make the decision to substitute him as they couldn’t carry him for the remaining minutes.

Steve told “I didn’t take Marcus off for tactical reasons. It was to do with his physical state. He had given us everything he had and when he was out there he was excellent for us, but we had been carrying him for 10/15 minutes and we couldn’t carry on doing that.

“He was very good for us when he was out there but he has difficulty lasting the games. His legs tired and I had to change it.”


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