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Resilient Defending Has To Continue

22 October 2015

Boss says Crewe have to remain strong at the back because we lack prolific front man.

Steve Davis says his Crewe Alexandra side will have to continue to be resilient in defence because that prolific goalscorer has not emerged for us this season. The Alex boss does have some excellent forward players, who can play in a variety of formations, but he admits that that 15-to-20 goals a season man is difficult to find.

The club’s leading scorer at the moment is on-loan midfielder Adam King with four goals and Davis is looking for more goals from this front players.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Blackpool, Steve told “We have been in every game this season and they could have gone either way. We haven’t had much luck and it hasn’t quite gone in our favour in a number of those games, but there are still positives to take from the performances.

“We could have won some games and ended up losing them. That was certainly the case on Saturday when we lost in stoppage time to Gillingham. We deserved something from that game and hopefully those sorts of things will even themselves out and we can get some late winners.

“We are trying to play a more attractive style of play and be more pleasing on the eye. I think we are doing that and some of the football has been good. We are certainly passing it through midfield more but I don’t think we are going to be a high scoring side because we don’t have that really prolific forward, or he hasn’t emerged yet.

“We don’t have those 20 goals a season striker who can score goals out of very little. We are not scoring a glut of goals because we don’t have the Ashtons, Hulses or Maynards here. The closest we had to scoring 20 goals was Chuks Aneke.

He added: “We are looking for one of our own to do it and until we can become more free scoring then we have to remain as tight as we can and take our chances when they do come. We did at Barnsley to win the game and we will continue to try and do that.”

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