Boss pleased that his players showed they could show other side of the game to win.
Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that Saturday’s hard fought 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town became a real tactical battle. Crewe were given the perfect start with Adam King scoring in the opening minute but after a bright start to the encounter, the Alex had to show some real resilience to keep out Micky Mellon’s Shrews to make sure we collected those first three points of the season.
Following a morale boosting 1-0 win Davis told crewealex.net: “Adam’s early goal should have been the platform for us to build on and for ten minutes or so I thought we did that but they gradually came into it and had some chances. They hit the crossbar and had one or two other half chances.
“I thought that equaliser was going to come so I changed it and we matched them up. I think it restricted the space they were getting and we controlled their wing backs better in the second half.
We are trying to play attractive football but Saturday’s game showed that we can do the other side of the game. “It became a tactical game and we had to grind a result out. It was an untidy type of performance but I said to the players that it can’t be pretty all the time.
“They worked hard for that result and hopefully we can gain some real confidence from it.”