Interim Crewe Alexandra boss Alex Morris is hoping that the impact he has made this week will see an improved performance against AFC Wimbledon on Good Friday.
The Alex suffered relegation last week following a 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Doncaster Rovers and a culmination of poor results saw David Artell relieved of his duties.
Morris and his assistant Lee Bell have taken over on a short-term basis with a view to a permanent appointment and they will be hoping that in the brief time they have had to work with the players, they can end a poor run of 8 straight defeats in League One.
Morris told the club’s official website: “The motivation has to be there. They are playing for themselves, the club and the supporters and we need to give everyone a lift. We want to put on a positive performance and hopefully a result will follow on from that.
“Wimbledon have been in a similar run to us but Mark (Bowen) has a wealth of experience and they have managed to get some results, not the wins they would have hoped for but they have drawn some games and he will looking to build on that.
“Mark has coached at the highest level and has worked closely over many years with Mark Hughes at various clubs, so he would have come into Wimbledon and had an impact. He will be looking to get that first win and end their own run without a win, so we know it will be a tough game.
Alex added: “They are looking to stay up and will be fighting for the survival in this league so we will have to match that. They will be trying to catch Gillingham and Fleetwood, but we need a result for our own reasons and that is what we will be focussing on.”