Morris says the motivation has to be there with futures on the line.
Alex Morris says it is important that players realise that they are playing for their livelihoods in the game.
The new Crewe Alexandra interim boss believes that not all footballers grasp that they are playing for their futures whenever they play professionally and he has reiterated how important these last four games of the season can be for some, either in the hope of being retained here or moving on elsewhere.
Morris has been handed the post for the four remaining games of this season and he is determined to halt the slide we find ourselves in. A 2-0 loss at Doncaster Rovers over the weekend condemned us to an eighth straight defeat in League One and confirmed our relegation back to League Two after two seasons.
A dismal run of 15 defeats from the last 16 games also saw manager David Artell relieved of his duties yesterday afternoon.
Following his appointed on a short-term basis, Morris told crewealex.net: “Some players get it that they are playing for their livelihoods and some don’t. If they don’t then they soon will.
“There will be some trying to earn a contract, if not here, then elsewhere. There will be some that will be moving on this summer and they will be expecting to go on and be a success at other clubs.
“For those that are here, this is a chance for them to impress, get into the team and give us something to think about.
“When we have experienced a season like we have had and with the amount of games that we have lost, especially of late, it is important we break that sequence as quickly as possible. That has to be the challenge.
“We want to prepare the players right and give them the best possible chance of performing to their potential on Friday.
“They are a good group when it comes to taking information on board and although that has not been reflected in the results this season, there is plenty to work with and to take forward. I will be confident at 3pm on Friday that as a staff, we have prepared the team as well as we can.”