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Murphy: "We Have Let The Fans Down Badly Because It Has Been Nowhere Near Good Enough"

4 April 2022

Crewe Alexandra’s club captain, Luke Murphy, says he is ‘embarrassed to look at the league table’ and admits that we have let the supporters down badly with relegation staring us in the face.

A disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Fleetwood Town on Saturday leaves the Railwaymen 12 points adrift of safety with just six games remaining and Murphy says that the players have to put performances on that ‘represent playing for this club.’

Murphy, who returned for a second spell with the club two seasons ago is evidently devastated by the club’s position and believes that fans have every right to say ‘enough is enough’ after winning just six of our 40 games so far.

Crewe travel to MK Dons tomorrow night needing a football miracle to get out of trouble and a ‘hurting skipper‘ is hoping that in the remaining six games we can give the loyal fan base something to cheer and be optimistic about ahead of next season.  

An honest Murphy told the club’s official website: “It was devastating what happened on Saturday and its hurts. I know the supporters feel exactly the same way and I feel their pain.

“I am embarrassed to see where we are and it has been nowhere good enough this season. I could say we have had some decent performances and played well in patches but it has been nowhere enough.

“It was the same on Saturday. We managed to get ourselves level at half-time and we came in with the optimism that we would go on to turn it around but then we conceded a poor goal and found it difficult again.

“When you concede three goals at home, like we did, then you don’t deserve to get anything and it has happened too many times this season and that is why we find ourselves where we are.

“Now we have to go out with a real fight and put in performances that are worthy of playing for this club. If we are to go down then we need to do it with a real fight.

“All I can say to the fans, is that I hope they stick with us and we can do our best to give them something to cheer and we give them something to take into next season.”

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