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Davis: "A Nice Pressure To Have"

20 September 2016

Boss pleased with solid start but he wants more from his players.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says it is a nice pressure to be at the top end of League Two. The Railwaymen have made a bright start to the new season and are currently third in the table but Davis, his staff and players are not getting too carried away.

The Alex boss was determined to make a brighter start to a campaign and over 90 minutes, Crewe have lost just once in 11 matches away at Cheltenham Town.

Steve told “It is nice to be at the top end at this stage of the season. We don’t usually start well and this is the best we have started since I came into the club seven years ago. We are usually playing catch-up, so it is nice to be one of the front runners.

“This is where we want to be and we have got to work hard to maintain it. That is the difficult part because there is the different type of pressure. It is a nice pressure to have at the top rather than at the bottom and struggling. Any manager in this league would prefer to be in the top 7 rather than the bottom 2.

“We have to learn to play with the pressure and embrace the challenge. We have got to produce the level and continue to try and pick up points. We will have tough times because we will lose games at some stage but it is how you bounce back from that that will be important.

“The players have responded since losing at Cheltenham and they have to keep it going.

He added: "As the manager I want more from them. I believe there is more to come from this group. It is not as though we have been playing brilliantly every week. I want us to be better than good, I want us to be brilliant. The players know there is room for improvement but I am pleased with the start they have made."

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