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Alexander: Crewe will pose a different threat to the players

12 February 2015

Cod Army will look to make it two wins on the bounce

Graham Alexander feels Crewe Alexandra will pose a different threat to his Town players when the teams meet at Gresty Road on Saturday.

The Cod Army have picked up four points from their last two games after drawing at home to Peterborough United before beating Barnsley in midweek.

Goals from Conor McLaughlin and Liam McAlinden earned the points at Oakwell on Tuesday night, but the manager believes it’ll be a tricky clash.

He said: “It will be a different proposition to the game against Barnsley. Crewe are in good form, they were struggling early on in the season and conceding lots of goals.

“We beat them 2-1 on the opening day of the season but they have turned their season around and that is all credit to the manager and his players.

“We have to be as close to 100% as possible. We have to stick to how we want to do things. We have to go there with a focus and that is the biggest thing for ourselves.

“We need a hard edge and a toughness to go to Crewe and not drop any of our standards because it will be a tough match no doubt.

“They’re a very well run club who stick to their principles and they always have good footballing teams. They never go away from that.

“We know what type of team we will face. We have to go there and focus on our performance and we are on top of it.”

Alexander stressed that picking up points is the only thing he has on his mind with Town currently sat in ninth place in League One.

“It is a strange division this season as nobody hasn’t got something to play for. It is such a tight league and I have never really seen a division like this before.

“There is such a small points margin between the bottom Play-Off team and the highest placed team currently in the relegation zone.

“We have to focus on ourselves and not look at league positions or anything like that. We have to pick up as many points as possible and we break everything down into 90 minutes at a time.

“It has stood us in good stead over the last 18 months doing that. We need to make sure that we maintain our position in the top half.”

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