Goalkeeper Ben Garratt says club wanted to turn it around for the fans.
Goalkeeper Ben Garratt has told the club’s official web-site that the Crewe Alexandra dressing room has been left devastated by our relegation back to League Two after four seasons at this level. Garratt, who has been one of the club’s star performers again throughout a disappointing campaign, has also thanked the Alex support for their backing in games this season.
Last season’s Player-of-the-Year told Crewe Alex PlayerHD: “All the players are devastated about what has happened. It is a horrible feeling and one I certainly do not want to feel again.
“It hit me at the final whistle (at Port Vale) that we could be relegated and when it was confirmed the dressing room was extremely quiet. It was not a nice place to be but we cannot dwell too much on it.
“We will reflect on it I’m sure and look to improve - but we have to try and move forward as a team and as a club. That will only happen through hard work and our aim is to get some results in the last five games and take that into next season.
“We want to give a real go to get back up at the first attempt and that is what we will all be striving to do. We have to accept that we have been relegated and start to put a smile back on the faces of the supporters.
“They have been really good with us. They have continued to come out and support us. We wanted to really do it for them but this time, unfortunately we haven’t managed it. I can assure the fans that everyone at the club is hurting as much as they are. We feel the pain of the fans because everyone here wants to do the best they can for the club.
“It might make us stronger as players in the long run to go through an experience like this but it doesn’t feel like it at the moment. We are all hugely disappointed with the way the season has gone.”