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Davis: "Everyone Is Sticking Together"

5 October 2015

Boss says dressing room is hurting after two home defeats but that everyone is determined to see us bounce back.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis says that the players’ spirit and togetherness will see us emerge from adversity. The Alex were unfortunate not to have got something out of Saturday’s game against Chesterfield after being on top for large portions of the contest.

The Alex slipped to a 2-1 defeat thanks to Danny Gardner’s brace and from a defensive point of view they were soft goals to concede, but we didn’t have too much either with Gardner’s first effort needing a deflection off Ollie Turton to divert his cross-shot in and then he shot into the ground for his second goal that bounced perfectly over Ben Garratt. Davis was frustrated with our defensive mistakes because he felt that it was a game we seemed to be in control off.

Davis told the club’s official web-site: “It is not a nice feeling to come in on a Monday after a defeat like that, but we have to get ourselves up and bounce back. We go again.

“The players have been fine and the spirits are good. They are very close knit group and will stick together. That always gives you a chance of turning things around. They are hurting but the most important thing is that the belief in each other is there.

“They have played well in the majority of the games and I thought we were the better side on Saturday. I’ve watched it back on the DVD and it was exactly how I saw it on Saturday. I said in my post match interview to the press that I thought we were decent and that we were bit unfortunate. Those couple of mistakes and them having a bit of luck cost us.

“The games have been close, there has been an odd goal to decide most of them and those little defining moments in games that affects the overall result. It is very fine margins because it is not as though we are getting battered. We are in the games and have been unfortunate not to have more points.

Steve added: “We have to keep going, working as hard as have been doing every day and find a way to get that win, especially at home. The better sides know how to win when they are not playing as well as they liked. We managed to do that at Shrewsbury and we have to find a way to do that at home.”

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