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Selection Headache Is Nice To Have

9 September 2016

Steve Davis says he has the flexibility to change his system and personnel after reasonably solid start.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says he is relishing the fact that he has tough decisions to make when it comes to selecting his starting XI each week. The Alex boss has almost a full squad to choose from this weekend, with only the on-loan Liam Smith currently ruled out after suffering an ankle injury in pre-season.

Last weekend, Davis made the decision to leave Billy Bingham out of his midfield ahead of the Danny Hollands and James Jones partnership but he has not ruled changing it around again or even adopting a 4-3-3 formation to gain more control of possession in the centre of the pitch.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We have adapted our system at times this season to make sure we get more of the ball. We can control the game more and having that extra man in the middle of the park helps with that.

“We can change it depending on the opposition and it is good to have that selection problem. We have three very capable midfielders and are stronger in certain positions than others but those that have come into the team have done well. They have shown that they can step in and it is healthy to have that competition all over the squad.

“We have played 4-4-2 because it allows us to have two strikers up front. They are both capable of creating and scoring goals, so that always gives you a chance in games.

He added: “We will just focus on ourselves and play to our strengths. I might look at doing something different and I might not. “

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