Boss confident his players can bounce back to get the points we will need to safe
Steve Davis believes his Crewe Alexandra squad is well capable of going on another decent run to make sure we move away from the bottom places come May 3rd.
A 1-0 home defeat by Oldham Athletic on Saturday saw the Railwaymen slip into the bottom four again but with eight games remaining, the Alex boss remains confident that his side can still acquire the points they will need to survive.The Alex face another difficult away task at Sheffield United this weekend following on from recent away trips to the runaway leaders Bristol City and the leaders of the chasing pack, Preston North End.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We had two very difficult away games against arguably the best two teams in the division and anything we got from those two games would have been a bonus to us.
“We then expected to get a result against Oldham and that didn’t either, so we then found ourselves back in the bottom four. The disappointment of the Oldham result means we have lost three on the bounce and the points we had over some of our rivals has gone. That can happen. That is football.
“We had to produce one hell of a run to get out of the bottom four after the poor start we had to the season. We did brilliantly to get ourselves out of it but then you have to sustain that form to keep out of it. So, you need one hell of a run to get back in touch and get out of it and then you need to carry that on. That means you have to be incredibly consistent and there are not many teams in this league doing that other than the top three or four.
“We have eight games left and it is about what we do. It is not as though there is only two or three games left. There are plenty of points available and there are still as many as 8 or 9 teams still involved in it.
“We know what we have to do to make sure we are safe. The games are there for us to do it. Now we have to go and do it. We are capable of going on another decent run.
He added: “What would be beneficial to us, would be to go away from home and win one. Those three points would ease some of the pressure for the home games where we can afford too many slip ups.”