Tootle sets wins target for Crewe

03 March 2011 08:15
Crewe need to win at least eight of their last 14 games to reach the play-offs, defender Matt Tootle believes.The Alex are 13th in League Two after six matches without a victory. [LNB]Tootle told BBC Radio Stoke: "It's very tight and all the teams down to about 15th could have a run and get to the play-offs like Morecambe did last year. [LNB]"That is what we are aiming for. In the last 14 games we probably need to win eight, nine or 10 of them to really push on and challenge." [LNB]Crewe began February in the automatic promotion places, but picked up just one point from six games in a disastrous month and currently lie seven points behind seventh-placed Gillingham. [LNB]"There's a lot of confidence in the camp," continued the 20-year-old full-back. "Obviously it's not as high as it was, but our confidence isn't shot.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We still believe that result will come, but we just need to stop conceding goals. There's a ridiculous amount of goals going in." [LNB]According to Tootle, three games in the space of a week, starting with a home match against Burton on Saturday, will go a long way to determining whether Crewe will be involved in the race for promotion at the end of the season. [LNB]"It's a big week and it's not impossible for us to win all three," said Tootle. "All of a sudden we're right back in the mix. [LNB]"We need to pick up at least seven points from these next three games and, more importantly, stop conceding goals." [LNB]Crewe travel to Macclesfield on Tuesday evening, before a home game against the League Two leaders Chesterfield on 12 March.

Source: BBC_Sport