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Boss Targets Better Month

2 October 2015

Steve Davis says Alex need a better month as we get set to welcome Chesterfield to Gresty Road.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is hoping that ‘some of the fine margins’ will go in his side’s favour when they face Chesterfield at Gresty Road this weekend. The Railwaymen are still searching for that elusive first home win after we slipped to a third successive home defeat to Southend United on Tuesday evening.

The Alex boss was understandably frustrated that the winning goal score by Joe Pigott was not ruled off for offside after David Mooney had cleared touched the ball onto our crossbar. Pigott was clearly offside when his strike partner touched the ball on but the assistant referee failed to spot it.

The result saw Crewe return to the bottom of the League One table but Davis says that the margin in most of our games this season has been slim.

The Crewe boss explained:  “We are down there and we know how important it is to remain in touch with the others. There is not that much difference in points from us and a respectable position in mid-table. Two or three decent results can change things very quickly and it is a new month and we need to be better.

“We have plenty of game coming up in October and it is up to ourselves to be positive and get some results, starting this weekend against Chesterfield.

“I don’t think there has been much in the games. We have been honest to say when we feel we have been beaten by the better team on the day. I would say Coventry, Millwall and Southend full into that bracket but with some luck we could have got something from those games. We were very much in them and things went against us. I don’t think we have had that much good fortune.

“We didn’t control enough of the game on Tuesday night and the players know they can perform better but when you look at it again, there really was not that much in the game and a key decision went against us.

“Their player was at least two yards offside when he nodded home the winning goal. It was a poor decision at a crucial time of the game. We haven’t had that luck with some key decisions in games and we could with a few going in our favour.

   "We looked to have turned the corner away with two good results but we need to transfer that into the home games.”

The boss added: “What we need to do is focus on things we can control though and we know we have to be picking up points at home."

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