Manager of Crewe Alexandra David Artellhas challenged his players to get more victories and get awarded with new deals by the club.
The club seems to have escaped the relegation zone after earning 45 points. However, reports have it that most of the players of the club could have expired deals from this summer. This likely informed the advice to win more games and get new deals.
“Players might think we’re safe but we’re not. We’ve got eight games to go and the plan is to win all eight. The best way to earn yourself a new contract is to win all eight. That’s the best way to persuade me and the staff for next season,” the tactician said. Continue reading “CREWE BOSS: MORE WINS, NEW DEALS”
Steve Davis reckons his boys somehow have to lessen the number of corners the opposition is getting because it’s the corners which are responsible for the ball to be reaching inside the D regularly.
In Davis’s view, in the event of an aerial play inside the D, it’s obvious that the height of the players will be a factor and if the other team has more than a dozen players who exceed the 6-foot mark and you only have one or two, you will surely be in trouble if you are dishing out corners.
Davis defended Ben Garratt for advancing from his spot in the Round two EFL Cup match which saw the team’s elimination saying that it is the game plan of the shot stopper, but, his fault is that he has not always been able to grab the call when he has advanced.
Davis said, “I can’t go to Ben and ask why he was not at his spot and why he made the move forward. The reason being it’s been discussed in the team meeting and he’s been told to do that, but, he has faltered in execution. So, that’s the issue. Once he leaves the line, he has got to get the hold of the ball.” Continue reading “Steve Davis reckons his boys somehow have to lessen the number of corners”
The club is preparing for the third highest division of The football League as they currently sit in the 24th spot in the League One. The team has only garnered 31 points from 43 matches prosecuted this season. The club is making plans to add more players to its current squad as they prepare for life in League Two.
The oldest player with a contract for next season is Billy Bingham. Bingham is only 25 years old and he plays in central midfield position. Most of the other squad members are young. Aside Bingham, 29-year-old left back, Zoumana Bakayogo could also get contract extension. The average age of the first team is 21 this season, and rarely above 23.
This is something that is unlikely to change next season due to the youthful make-up of the team, but the club is working on adding more experience to make the team more wholesome. The team’s football showed more maturity this season with the addition of Ryan Lowe, last season it was another experienced player in Alan Tate that made the difference. The team’s coach, 50-year old, Steve Davis is interested in Lowe again after being sent on loan to Bury.
Assitant coach, James Collins while impressed with the performance so far especially with the emergence of Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk this season, admits that the young squad needs some experience.
“They make a massive difference, as we saw when Ryan Lowe came in this season. Continue reading “CREWE ALEXANDRA PREPARE FOR LIFE IN LEAGUE TWO”