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We Should Be More Dangerous At Set Plays

9 December 2015

Steve Davis says Crewe can become more of a threat at set pieces.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has called on his side to deliver better quality service from dead ball situations after a set-piece routine paid off in rewarding fashion against Oldham Athletic last time out.

New loan signing Semi Ajayi hit a wonderful delivery to allow his defensive partner Ben Nugent to head it back across the box and midfielder Adam King tucked it home at the far post.

Davis is after more of that quality to open defences up from either free-kicks or corners.

He told the club’s official web-site: “We are a fairly big team on paper so we should be doing better with our set plays.

“We have a lot of presence and height in the team and it is just about them attacking the ball and having that desire to get across their man inside the box.

“Of course, the delivery has to be good as well and we probably have not that quality since Luke (Murphy) left. He had the ability to put the balls into exact areas time and again. The same applied to Westy.

“We don’t possess that level of quality when it comes to delivery but we can improve on that and show real aggression to get heads on things like Ben did for the goal against Oldham.”

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