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Alex Morris: ‘We must look beyond the result’

23 October 2022

Alex Morris is taking many positives from Crewe Alexandra’s performance against Doncaster Rovers, despite the frustration of being held 1-1.

Courtney Baker-Richardson’s eighth of the season was cancelled out by George Miller’s strike in the final quarter-of-an-hour at Mornflake Stadium.

But the boss felt the display, which was attacking and purposeful in a 3-5-2 formation, has given everyone a lift.

Morris said: “You can look at it two ways. You can say we got what we deserved for missing goodness knows how many chances, or you can say we were really unlucky because we certainly deserved to win. 

“Football is a cruel game, but we have to look beyond the result and see what went into the performance. We’ll win plenty of games if we play like that. Unfortunately, we found a way not to win this game though. 

“I’m looking at it in a balanced and measured way, and there were loads of positives.

“Of course, we have to get back to winning games. We’ve dropped so many points from winning positions at home. That’s on us, and we have to learn to force home the dominance we can have. 

“I could feel some anxiety and nervousness because we all want that win. Whether it comes down to belief or just not being clinical and composed, I’m not sure.

“We’ve only got two goalscorers at the moment and that’s not enough. The number of opportunities we created but weren’t taken, came back to bite us. 

“But I enjoyed watching it and I think the fans did, because we heard their reaction at the end of the game.”

Morris reserved some praise for young midfielder Joel Tabiner, who shone on his full home league debut.

He added: “When Joel came off, I gave him a hug because he was fantastic.

“He whispered in my ear ‘I should have had four’ and I said ‘I know, go and sit down!’ But he’s only going to get better and better!”


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