Steve Davis says his side have not had the rub of the green this season.
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis is hoping that good fortune will begin to shine on his side after some key decisions have gone against us over for much of the season. Davis was disappointed with the free-kick that was awarded against George Ray last weekend when he tussled in the air with Bradford’s James Hanson. The resulting free-kick was then headed home by Gary Liddle in first half stoppage time and saw the Railwaymen go in at the break 1-0 down.
That decision came on the back of us having Ben Garratt sent off for an apparent ‘professional foul’ against Eastleigh in the FA Cup the previous week – a decision that was overturned on appeal and Garratt was free to play against the Bantams. After going down to ten men, Crewe’s reserve goalkeeper Danijel Nizic conceded the match deciding penalty on his debut.
The Alex boss told the club’s official web-site: “Luck and having things going for you does play a big part in football. I am a firm believer in that. Key moments and decisions do change games and we have not our fair share of good fortune this season.
“We have had some poor decisions given against us and all you can hope for is that it turns and a few start going in our favour. It can make a massive difference.
“You only have to look at Chelsea. They are the champions and were by far the best team last season with the same players and they are not as bad as people are making out. They have played well in a lot of the games but things or decisions haven’t gone for them. They will be after the rub of the green like we are.
Steve added: “Luck does play a bigger part in football than perhaps people realise.”