Steve Davis keeps Crewe’s playing style on track with Wigan draw

24 January 2016 10:30
Reece Wabara put Wigan ahead but Brad Inman equalised for a point that did not lift Railwaymen off bottom of League OneSteve Davis, manager of Crewe Alexandra, said last week: “We have to learn to win when we’re in front.” The previous Saturday they led 3-1 at Swindon at half-time and lost 4-3. It was far from the first time they “had failed to see games out”. The situation did not arise again on Saturday at home to Wigan, who scored after 16 minutes, but now Crewe cut to the chase, caught up before half-time and held out for a worthy 1-1 draw. Wigan lie comfortably fourth in League One, Crewe last but not in the least worried.This is familiar territory for them. The Railwaymen know their station – it is five minutes’ walk away – and remain happy to shunt between fourth and second tiers as they have through history, sticking to their line and ignoring the signals from other clubs of knee-jerk dismissal. Eleven of the 36 managerial changes this season have been in League One, including all three clubs immediately above them. Oldham have been responsible for two. Unveiling John Sheridan last week their chairman, Simon Corney, said: “John has always been high on my list whenever we have appointed managers” – except, perhaps, when they had sacked him in 2009 with the club eighth in the same division. Related: Wigan appoint Gary Caldwell as manager to replace Malky Mackay Continue readingreadfullarticle

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