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Dale: "This Week Has Given Us Massive Confidence"

19 November 2020

Winger says dressing room is buzzing after back-to-back wins.

Owen Dale believed that is was only a matter time before our high standards of performance were going to be matched by results. The winger came off the bench on Tuesday to seal a 2-0 win over Oxford United with his first goal in League One and the 22-year-old feels that there is even more to come from this Crewe side.

Following back-to-back wins over league leaders, Peterborough United and the U’s, the Alex now face an in-form Portsmouth this Saturday at Fratton Park.

Pompey are currently in the final play-off place and our meeting early on in the season, will mean that Crewe Alexandra would have faced all of the top 7 already.

Following his performance at the Kassam Stadium, Dale said: “I thought we deserved to win the game. The lads were excellent from start-to-finish and I think we limited them to one, possibly two efforts at our goal. I don’t think Will had much to do.

“We out worked them and out played them and we deserved to win the game. We work hard as a group out on the training ground to make sure that we get things right and when it pays off, it is a great feeling.

“The performances have been there but we haven’t quite got the results we have deserved. We were just struggling a bit to put the ball in the net but we worked hard out on the training pitch and watched things back on the DVD with the gaffer and Kenny and have done everything we can to rectify it. To score goals in the last three games and keep those clean-sheets against Peterborough and Oxford has been very pleasing.

“With the players we have here and the chances we create, we actually feel as though we should score more goals than we have. With the talent we have here, we should excel in the final third more and now end product is coming, we are full of confidence.

Owen added: “When you have back-to-back wins and one of those is against the team that is top of the league, then it gives you massive confidence. It is a great bunch of lads and we always stick together and hopefully we will be looking back at this week at the end of the season and think that these six points have been vitally important.”

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