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TEAM TALK v CREWE ALEX, 18/10/14

16 October 2014

Boss on return to home soil...

LOOKING back at last weekend's game at Oldham Athletic, I felt that we started and finished well but there were disappointing parts of our play and in fairness, too many players were out of sorts.

We've studied the game and now we look forward to Saturday's encounter with Crewe Alexandra.

Steve Davis has done a very good job there and they are a club very similar to ourselves in that they bring young lads through the ranks and attempt to play the right way.

They are not far from being a good team in this League and obviously go into the game boosted by their victory over Coventry City last weekend.

The table is very tight at the moment and with three games coming up over the next week, there are plenty of points up for grabs.

On Saturday we will come up against Febian Brandy. He is someone that we obviously know all about and will be wary of what he can do. He did well for us but decided to move on to pastures new.

I like him as a lad and wish him well... after Saturday!

Our recent home performances have been impressive; we've played some good football and given the fans what they want to see. Hopefully we can continue this at the weekend and get the result that we all crave.

Romaine Sawyers returned from International Duty on Tuesday. He had a good week out there but is looking forward to getting back into action for us. Andy Taylor has also shaken off the sickness bug that laid him low last weekend and will be available again.

Tom Bradshaw is back in training and will be assessed in the lead-up to the game, but I would rate him at 50/50 at this stage. We have to be careful not to rush him back too soon, and with the matches coming thick and fast, we don't want to lose him for any longer than we have to.

It was also pleasing to see Sam Mantom back in training this week, so people are playing for their shirts at the moment and know that they have to put in a consistent level of performance.

DEAN SMITH

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