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Steve On Buxton Run-Out

8 July 2016

Boss on first pre-season work-out

The boss also revealed that he has made contact with a potential midfield signing. He said: "I've spoken to one and hopefully we can follow that up next week with him and his agent. We want another midfielder because we are short there. If we lose one then we will have to put untried kids in there at the moment, so that is where our focus lies. "

"We did some good things and some not so good. It was a mixture and you have to expect that with the first game. There were some wayward passes and some poor decision making but it is all building up for the first game of the season, which is the most important thing.

"I was pleased with how Ryan (Lowe) and Chris (Dagnall) linked up. They were looking for each other and there were some really nice touches in and around the box. I'm sure they would have liked to have scored more but the partnership looked promising. I'm not too worried about the forward positions because I  know that if they get the service then there are goals there for us. I'm conceded with other aspects of our play and positions.

"We perhaps should have scored more but it was the first game and we created a large number of chances that I was pleased about. We scored some good goals and it was nice to be out there and blowing the cobwebs off. We have a lot of work to get through yet and this is the start.

He said: "It was a good workout for us and they made it tough. I was disappointed that they scored with their two opportunities early on. They didn't have many chances, so to see two of them go in early on was not good from our point of view. I was not happy with the two goals we conceded but we managed to respond and score three goals. We could have added to that throughout the game with the chances we had. Their goalkeeper made some good saves and we hit the woodwork with George Cooper's great strike from the free-kick late on.

The Crewe boss was pleased that most of his squad got 45 minutes and blew a few of the cobwebs off.

Steve Davis believes that it was a good first pre-season run-out against Buxton FC. Crewe had to come from two goals down to record their first win of the summer against the Evo-Stick Premier League side. Goals from Callum Ainley, new signing Chris Dagnall and Daniel Udoh gave Crewe a 3-2 win after the home side shocked the Railwaymen with two goals in the opening 12 minutes.

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