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Looking For Resilience To Continue At Home

5 March 2015

Boss Steve Davis has been pleased with the defensive showings at home recently as Crewe aim for fourth successive shut-out

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis is looking for his team to revert back to being hard to beat after Rochdale scored four against us on Tuesday. Crewe couldn’t follow up a deserved clean-sheet and resilient performance against Swindon just days before our trip to Spotland.

The Alex boss certainly didn’t blame his back four for the goals going in on Tuesday, but he is looking for his whole team to be defensively tighter against Scunthorpe United this weekend.

Steve has been pleased with the three successive clean-sheets at the Alexandra Stadium and he will be looking for his team to make that four against Mark Robins’ side this Saturday.

Ahead of the game at Gresty Road, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Our recent record at home has been good following the MK Dons game. We have had three clean-sheets at home and been harder to beat.

“We haven’t managed to take that resilience into the away games and that has been disappointing because we had been looking a lot better.

“Getting those clean-sheets at home has been a great platform for us to go on and get a result. We have still been creating chances and if we can convert one or two of them and stay tight at the back then that will see results go in our favour. That is what we managed to do against Yeovil and Fleetwood.

“It was a great point against Swindon and we have done reasonably well against the top clubs. We lost heavily to the MK Dons but we have beaten Bristol City and drawn with Preston, so that is a decent return.

“The important games are the ones against the teams that are in and around us. They are the ones that really affect our position.”

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