David Fox says the Alex dressing room want to win the local derby for the suffering fans.
The club’s vice-captain David Fox says the Crewe Alexandra fans deserve to see a performance of passion and pride against local neighbours Port Vale this weekend. The Crewe Alexandra midfielder admits that boss Steve Davis has every right to change all of his outfield players following the poor showing against Peterborough United on Saturday.
Fox’s father Peter famously played goalkeeper for Stoke City, so the experienced midfielder knows all about local rivalry with the Valiants and having never played at Vale Park before, it is an occasion he is looking forward to.
Ahead of this weekend’s local derby, Foxy told us: “It has been difficult, especially the last couple of months when results have not gone our way.
“We are where we are because of the results and although we probably haven’t got what we deserved in some games, but we got what we deserved on Saturday. We didn’t play well or threaten their goal enough.
“We need to have that pride in performance against Port Vale. We know what it means to the supporters and they deserve to see a performance of pride and passion. That is the bare minimum we have to show for them.
“We will be doing everything we can to win the game for them. The have travelled in their numbers and it has been tough for them."
“It is a local derby and I have grown up in the area with my dad playing for Stoke, so I know the rivalry that is involved in that. It is a game that we are all looking forward to. We have to be up for it.
“We have to play for the Crewe shirt and what it means for the supporters. We want to give them something to cheer because we haven’t done that enough this season.
He added: “Due to circumstances, I have never played at Vale Park before in my career. It is one of the grounds that I haven’t played at due to injuries or not being in the same league as Port Vale. It is something I will look forward to.”