First team coach James Collins says Crewe will have to match Millwall work ethic.
James Collins says this weekend’s home game against Millwall will differ greatly from the footballing spectacle against Swindon Town last weekend. Collins stresses that Millwall will not be as open and expansive as Swindon were last week but that we will have to play well to overcome them in a different way.
Collins expects just a tough encounter against Neil Harris’ Lions, but he admits that Crewe will have to contend with the Londonders extensive work ethic before our football can come through.
Ahead of this weekend’s showdown at the Alexandra Stadium, Collins said: “When a club comes down from the Championship they can find it tough to adjust. They soon realise that this league is ultra-competitive and that there are some good teams and players at this level.
“Every game is tough in this division and it will be no different against Millwall this weekend. It will be a different game to the Swindon game because Swindon do play an open and expansive game and they do give you chances.
“Millwall will play a different style and they will be more solid. They always gives 100% and are hard to beat. They are very committed and have some good players with a lot of experience, like Steve Morison, so we know it will be difficult in a different way to Swindon.
James added: “Milllwall have done better away from home than at home and maybe the pressure is off them a bit when they are away. We will have to approach the game a bit differently and match their work ethic and make sure we are better in both penalty areas than we were last week.”