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Steve: "Not A lot Between The Two Sides"

5 March 2016

Steve Davis gives us his post match reaction following 1-1 draw with Burton.

On the injured Jon Guthrie, the boss said: "Jon got a whack on the cheekbone but we don't think it is anything too serious. It knocked him about a bit and he has got a little lump on his cheek but I am sure he will be okay."

"We gambled a bit trying to win the game and went with a diamond. I think we were focused more on scoring a winner than defending, but we had to go for it and try and win the game."

"For their equaliser I didn't think Ben needed to give away a free kick on the half way line. It was a needless one to concede, they took a quick one and we didn't cover the space well enough and it has gone through Perry's legs and then Ben (Garratt) legs. Sometimes that is how it goes.

"It was a really good interchange of passing that led to our goal. Brad laid it off to Zooms and he put over a really dangerous cross. We have been on to Marcus to get onto his front foot in the box and he did that. He got in there where it matters and we couldn't ask from anymore from him in that situation.

"We took the lead again but we didn't hold onto it long enough and mistakes led to it. We have taken the lead in 17 games and only gone on to win six, so that tells its own story.

"Drawing against the team that is top of the league should give us confidence because it shows that on our day we can compete with the very best. We can do that.

Following the 1-1 draw with the Brewers, Steve told crewealex.net: "If we were not in the position we find ourselves then a point against the league leaders would be a terrific result for us. But in the context of our situation we need to be getting three points, especially from our home games. It is still a good point and I don't think its two points lost. I think overall a draw was fair and there was not a lot between the two sides.

Steve Davis says that if we were not in the position we are in, then a hard fought 1-1 draw against the league leaders Burton Albion would have been a terrific result but in the context of things as we fight to remain in League One, the Alex need to be winning the majority of their remaining home games. Crewe took the lead through Marcus Haber but couldn't hold onto that advantage long enough and were pinned back when Lucas Akins turned home a shot in the 35th minute.

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