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"Difficult To Plan For These Cup Games"

8 November 2016

Boss admits that he has to guess which players his team could face this evening.

Steve Davis admits that it is sometimes difficult to plan for the opposition in the Checkatrade Trophy because of the number of changes that are made. The Alex boss would have certainly been surprised with the quality on show when we played Wolverhampton Wanderers in our last Group B game.

Crewe ended up losing 3-2 at the Alexandra Stadium back in early October after staging a spirited second half comeback from 2-0 down. The Championship side were prepared to give the likes of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, midfielder George Saville, winger Jed Wallace and forward Nouha Dicko some game time in the competition.

Steve admits it is hard to guess Danny Wilson’s Chesterfield side after they obtained a good win in the FA Cup at Colchester on Saturday.

The Crewe boss said: “It is difficult to know who will play for Chesterfield tonight. The managers make changes and that makes it harder to plan and to know the system.

“They had a good win in the FA Cup at the weekend and Danny may choose to go with the same team to build some momentum. They have been struggling for league points, so that makes their next league game important on Saturday, so he may decide to rest a few of his first teamers for that.

  “You just don’t know which way they will go or who will play. All we can do is make sure we concentrate on ourselves and make sure we put on a good performance at home.”

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