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Steve: "The Lads Didn't Deserve That"

5 September 2015

Steve Davis gives us his post match reaction after his side lose 3-1 to Swindon


"What we cannot keep on doing is saying how well we have played but we have lost. At the end of the day, we need points and wins. They are the be all and end all but we are trying to introduce a style to our play and I do think we are improving and playing some attractive football. We have to keep at it, work hard on the training ground and be a lot better when we don't have the ball because we have been doing well in possession of late."

"They gave it everything and caused the opposition some problems and the dressing room is down at the moment because we felt we deserved something from the game, even to have to won the game. I don't think the players deserved that today and the fans who were were could see the effort they had put in. They stayed behind and really helped us today.

"We knew it would be a game of possession, it was tight and we knew it would be that type of game, but I was pleased because we caused them problems and got behind them on a number of occasions. Some of our decision making could have been better and we needed some more bodies inside the box at times, but I couldn't fault their effort or the way we played.

"In the end, the difference was their strikers. They were clinical in their finishes and that proved the difference in the closing minutes when it becomes vital. That is when games are decided.

"When we scored we needed to keep it tight for five minutes or so and we didn't manage it. We needed to push on and keep that pressure on and for whatever reason we didn't.

Steve Davis told the club's official web-site: "I  thought up to their goal we were excellent for that first hour or so. We played some really good football and that is the way we want to play. It was a great strike from their lad for the equaliser but I was disappointed that we didn't close the ball down well enough. It is something we have been working on, trying to be better when we are out of possession and the midfield dropped off too much. I don't know if that a mental thing or physical thing but it was a disappointing goal to concede.

Steve Davis was left understandably frustrated as his Crewe Alexandra side somehow slipped to a 3-1 home defeat to Swindon Town. Crewe took the lead just after the hour mark through Adam King but a first senior goal by Tom Smith drew the visitors level two minutes later. The Robins deadline day signings Wes Thomas and Nicky Ajose sealed the points in the last ten minutes with fine finishes but the 3-1 scoreline was harsh on the Railwaymen, who had dominated for large spells.Manager

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