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Davis: "Crowd Boost Helped Performance"

30 December 2016

Boss says his players lift themselves when fans support is right behind them.

Steve Davis is hoping that the club’s supporters can generate another great atmosphere at Gresty Road on New Year Eve’s for the visit of Accrington because he firmly believes that it helps his players perform better.

The Railwaymen produced one of their best performances of the season against high-flying Carlisle United on Boxing Day, and the Crewe manager was disappointed that we didn’t actually collect all three points after having an obvious penalty for handball turned down in stoppage time.

Steve told “The players need that spark and the crowd help with that. I think the younger players go into the games full of confidence but things happen in the game that can affect them. They have to learn to cope better with that and make sure they mature.

“We have spoken to the players about it and they do say that the crowd and the atmosphere does make a difference.

“When the crowd are noisy, singing and getting behind the team like they did against Carlisle then they do seem to play better. They respond to that and it helps them.

“When there is a lesser crowd or the away fans only bring 100 or so then it can be quiet and then it is up to us to create a better atmosphere and get the crowd going.

“The only way we are going to do that is by playing attacking and exciting football. We did that against Carlisle and we were pleased with the level of performance despite the fact that we didn’t quite get the three points I thought we deserved on the day.”

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