Ryan Lowe says team have to adjust to League Two quickly.
Crewe Alexandra captain Ryan Lowe was hugely disappointed by our performance against Crawley Town at the weekend and the experienced striker says that the team have to adjust to the demands of League Two very quickly if we are to remain in the promotion race.
Crewe were beaten by two goals from James Collins on Saturday and Lowe let his feelings known after the defeat.
The 38-year-old said: "Obviously there were a few words said in the dressing room at the end because it was simply not good enough.
“If we want to do anything in this league we have to be competitive, we’ve got to stick together and we have got to do the right things in the right areas.
“But I think we bottled it, whimped out of things, tackles, challenges, we were second to everything.
“To be fair to Crawley they hung in there, stuck at their task, played when they needed to, got in our faces when they needed to and they were horrible off the ball.
“We weren’t any of that and the quicker we adapt and realise that this is what this league’s all about the quicker we will pick up results. But until then it’s a bit of a fight on our hands.
“We have to learn. It’s a tough ask, there are plenty of kids in there, but you can’t just keep going about your business and not doing the right things because you’ll never learn.
Ryan added: “What you’re told to do, you have to do, first and foremost, and I think we have let ourselves down, the coaching staff, the manager and the fans. We’ve let everyone down because that’s not us.”