Boss after response against our local neighbours this weekend.
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says there will be no hiding place at Vale Park this weekend. Davis was left hugely disappointed with our limp display away at Peterborough United and has called for some real characters to emerge in what will be a tough derby encounter against the Valiants this weekend. Crewe have lost five straight games and we now need a footballing miracle to escape the drop into League Two but Davis knows how much local pride means to the supporters.
Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Vale Park, Steve told crewealex.net: “We are going through a really bad spell and have been struggling for results over the last couple of season but what I won’t accept as a manager is the performance we gave at Peterborough.
“We have got to be doing a lot better than that. I can tolerate a lack of quality at times, but I won’t tolerate a lack of competitiveness and fight. We didn’t show enough of those qualities at Peterborough.
“We did okay at times in possession but we have got to a lot better without the ball. Our defending at times on Saturday was all over the place. We have got to get out of the habit of thinking that we will end up losing. The results have certainly affected a few of them in that respect.
“We have perhaps got to more angry with each out on the pitch and not just things pass by. I am learning about my players now than at any other point of the season.
He added: “What we need is those real characters to step forward because if they don’t stand up next weekend then they will get found out at Port Vale. It is a big pitch against a local rival and we need to be a lot better.”