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Steve: "We Lacked Quality In The Final Third"

8 November 2016

Steve Davis gives us his post match reaction following Chesterfield defeat.

The Alex boss told the club's official web-site: "

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis was disappointed as we exited the Checkatrade Group stage following a 2-0 defeat to Chesterfield. Crewe did have some positive possession and did conjure up some half chances but after losing veteran striker Ryan Lowe through injury early on, our goal threat was greatly diminished. The Alex boss also revealed that striker Ryan Lowe could be out for between two and three weeks after twisting his right ankle.

He added: "They will be involved over the next few weeks, it's up to them. They have to show some ability, they didn't show anywhere near enough."

"I was disappointed with some of the younger players, they have been waiting for their chance, keep telling me they are ready, but on tonight's evidence their way no evidence.

"There were free-kicks and set-plays we could have capitalised on. They didn't have many chances but neither did we.

He added: "I thought we were okay, had a decent amount of the ball, but didn't have the quality, the final ball or someone to get on the end of something.

"Now we are looking at the squad, the others have to prove they are good enough and now they have to step up to it."

"Daggers has a little tear in the calf, he'll be two to three weeks, so that's a big blow as well. Particularly with our small squad. "The injuries are starting to stack up a bit now.

The two strikers will out for a couple of weeks, Lowey has swelling on his right ankle. I don't think it's too bad but he'll be out for a few weeks.

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