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Collectively We Need To Be Better

14 September 2015

Boss bemoans defensive errors

Steve Davis, the Crewe Alexandra manager, has told the club’s official web-site that his side need to improve individually and collectively to make sure we turn around our recent run of form. The Alex boss was left bemoaning defensive lapses as Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien helped himself to his first senior hat-trick.

The Irishman scored at the far post to make it 1-0 and then unleashed an unstoppable shot on the turn to put the Lions 2-1 ahead again in the second half before he waltzed around a couple of challenges before slotting home a decisive third goal.

Davis was far than impressed with our ‘engagement of the opposition’ without the ball throughout the 90 minutes.

Steve told “We have got to cut out those individual errors and win those personal battles on the pitch. Their third goal typified that. He has danced past two or three challenges on the edge of our box and we didn’t win those 1v1 situations.

“It is a collective game and we can all do better. I’ve been saying since the pre-season that we are fine when we have the ball. We can look terrific but it is when we don’t have the ball that we need to improve.

He added: “We don’t engage the opposition enough. We shadow them and the ball and we need to do better. It is all about the decision making. When we don’t have the ball, we look vulnerable and we have got to be better.”

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