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Out Of Possession Has To Improve

4 September 2015

Steve Davis says work has been done to make us harder to play through.

Steve Davis says his players are in a relaxed mood heading into our league fixture against Mark Cooper’s Swindon Town side this weekend. The Alex boss has been pleased by his side’s encouraging performances of late but he wants to convert that promise into points.

The Crewe Alexandra boss has been heartened by our performance in possession, but he wants to see an improvement when we out of possession. The Alex boss and first team coach James Collins have been working on team shape, defensive organisation and pressing the opposition, to improve on our recapturing of the ball.

Steve Davis told “We have had a good week. We gave them a day off because the Under-21s played on Tuesday as well. We have worked hard all week and they are all looking forward to the game.

“The players have shown that they have not been affected by the results. They have been playing well and they know what they need to do to make sure the results come with the performance. They are confident and as a group they are all very determined to do well and make sure we get three points as soon as possible.

“There have been signs of improvement. We are better from the opening game against Port Vale, there has been a big improvement in the way we have played.

“What I would like to see an improvement is when we are out of possession. Our stats on that has not been good enough and that is an area we have been working on all week because we know that Swindon base their game on ball retention.

“We have worked on all aspects of our shape and being organised when we don’t have the ball. We want to become a difficult team to beat and make it harder for the opposition to play through us. We have worked on pressing and when it is right to drop off. Hopefully that will help us and if we can combine that with the way we have been attacking in recent games then we won’t be far off because the football has been good.”

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