Boss says he has players in final third who can trouble defences in this league.
Steve Davis believes that his side can afford to surrender overall possession in games if we are looking the more threatening side in games. The Alex boss has built an exciting forward line this season consisting of the two experienced professionals, Lowe and Dagnall being ably supported from the flanks by Kiwomya and Cooper.
It has certainly enhanced our goal threat and the Alex boss will be delighted that nine different players have found the net for the Crewe this season in all competitions.
With that counter-attacking style, Crewe do have to sacrifice a third midfield player and that can sometimes see the opposition have more of the ball in the middle of the park than us. Crewe have always posed a threat though and Davis will continue to rely on our attacking instincts to get results.
He told the club’s official web-site: “It was a tough game against Exeter like it was against Doncaster because they have periods of possessions and had chances. They missed some chances and probably had more control of the game than we did but we were a threat with the players we have.
“Having large periods of possession does not necessarily mean you will win the game. We would liked to have more control of the game than we did and it made for a more difficult afternoon because you do get more tried chasing the ball rather than having it.
“Saying that we were a threat and crafted two good goals by getting in behind them. They didn’t do that to us very often and when they did Ben made two good saves. They will blame some poor finishing from their point of view and we know we have to improve that and not give the opposition so many opportunities.
“Leicester won the Premier League last season with low possession stats and Burnley have done likewise this season. They may not have as much of the ball but they can churn out good results.
He added: “We have played really well in spells and we know that having that extra midfielder would give us more control of the play, but we believe we have players here who can hurt the opposition in the final third.”