Davis relieved that everyone has League One football to look to next season.
Steve Davis says his overwhelming emotion following Crewe Alexandra’s final day escape is one of relief. Crewe lost their final game of the campaign to Bradford City and had to rely on other results going their way elsewhere. Gillingham’s late goals against Notts County sent the Magpies down instead, as the season reached an exciting climax.
Although disappointed by the final day result, the manager stresses that after a tough 46 game season Crewe had obtained the 52 points we needed to be safe while clubs such as Notts County, Leyton Orient and Crawley slipped into League Two.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “The emotion is one of relief and I still a bit underwhelmed over the season. The awards’ night wasn’t really one of celebration because I think everyone was drained from the emotion of the day.
“The season has to be judged over the 46 games and after the 46 games we had enough points to be safe. I still think it was a great achievement, regardless of some might say, because there were not many who gave us a chance of getting out it back in September, October.
“It has been a massive turnaround by the players and they deserve credit for that because this is a difficult league. We don’t want it to be going until the final game of the season and putting our fans through it and our aim is to do better next year.”