Regan Griffiths has told the club’s official website that although getting ourselves out of relegation scrap remains our number one priority this season, the chance to go far in the Papa John’s Trophy and build momentum could also be key.
Crewe host Doncaster Rovers at the Mornflake Stadium this evening in the second round of the competition after beating Shrewsbury, Wigan and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Under-21s in the group stage.
Griffiths is eyeing progress in the competition and the possibility of playing at Wembley in a possible final.
The Alex youngster, who marked his full league debut at Ipswich on Sunday, said: “The cup game against Doncaster is a big game. Regardless of who we are playing and in what competition, we want to win.
“This is a competition that can see you as a player and a club go all the way to Wembley for a final, so that will never be overlooked here. We want to go as far as we can and use it to build some momentum and take that into the league.
“I am sure the gaffer will look at it and give one or two an opportunity. It happened like that for me last season and I was grateful for the experience. I am sure we will try one or two things that we can use in the league and that helps us.
“A win and a good performance may just give us that extra push to get out of the rough patch we have found ourselves in.
“We look as though we can create and score goals now, so we know that as a team we have to cut out the silly goals we are conceding. It was the same on Sunday and that cost us something in the end because we played well enough and had enough of the ball to have got at least a point.”