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Crewe urged by Davis not to dwell on FA Cup exit

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Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis has urged his players not to dwell on their midweek FA Cup exit, and concentrate again on League Two’s promotion battle. 

Davis’ men currently find themselves sixth and in the play-off places, but with the division being so tight, are still only six points off the relegation zone and certainly not secure in the top seven. 

And after Tuesday’s disappointing cup defeat at the hands of Cheltenham, Alex travel to Barnet tomorrow with three points at the top of their priorities.

“You have to move on very quickly in football and we have got to get over the Cheltenham game as fast as we can.” Davis told the club’s official website.

“The only way to do that is by getting a positive result and then aiming to go on a little run.

“You have to move forward and look to the next game in football. You cannot afford to dwell on things. On the whole we have done well this season.

“There has only been a couple of really poor performances and unfortunately one of those came in mid-week.”

Tomorrow’s trip to London is the first time Crewe have visited Barnet’s Hive stadium, and Davis knows it will be another tough game in such a competitive division where anyone really can beat anyone. 

He said: “I think Barnet are only a couple of points behind us, so we don’t want to give them the opportunity to go above us. We want to maintain our position in the table and make sure we are in contention.

“We have done well away from home and we want to keep that going. We have been disappointed with our home results, so if you want to be successful, you have to be looking to pick up away points. 

“We want another unbeaten run because we have already seen that a difference it can make to your league position.

“The top three have been the most consistent and have pulled away a bit, but we want to make sure we are in the next group and our position is more secure in the play-off places.”

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