Alex boss says players are ready to go again after Gills heartbreak
Steve Davis won’t allow his squad to dwell on Saturday’s harsh 1-0 defeat to Gillingham. Justin Edinburgh’s side went to the top of the table thanks to Rory Donnelly’s injury-time winner and Crewe were left with nothing to show for their efforts.
The Alex boss admits that the dressing room was low after Gillingham’s late winner on Saturday but attention quickly switched to Tuesday’s encounter at Burton Albion.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “The dressing room was low and disappointed on Saturday because we all felt we had played well enough to have got something from the game. I thought we deserved a point and I couldn’t criticise the players for the effort they put in against a very good team.
“We have to get it out of our system quickly and not dwell on it. I told them on Saturday that they have another big game on Tuesday night against another side, who have had a good start to the season.
“We all felt it on Saturday and the timing of their winning goal but we have lifted the players and they will be ready to go again. They will be positive and they will know that they can complete against the best teams in the league.
“Gillingham are now top of the league and we didn’t deserve to lose. In fact we could have been one or two goals up at half-time after the way we played in the first half.
“I think anybody can beat anybody on their day in this league and we will approach the Burton game looking to get something from it. There is no reason why we can’t. No-one gave us a prayer at Barnsley and we got the three points and also held Walsall, who were flying at the time.”