Baker is not underestimating Town’s ability to set a ‘tough test’ for his side

Crewe assistant Neil Baker celebrates with his boss Steve Davis

Crewe assistant Neil Baker celebrates with his boss Steve Davis

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CREWE assistant manager Neil Baker is expecting a stern examination of his side at the County Ground today.

The Railwaymen were soundly beaten 5-2 at home by Rochdale in midweek and travel to Wiltshire still in search of their first point.

Crewe’s only victory this season did come against a League One side, as they saw off Barnsley in the League Cup, and encouragingly for Baker and Alex chief Steve Davis they have scored in every game.

Today they will face a Town side that Baker thinks could be pushing towards the top of the table at the end of the season.

“We expect a tough test,” he said.

“They are good footballing team with lots of good players and they will be round about at the end of the season.

“I think that it will be an enjoyable game but we have not got to just sit and watch them play.

“Our pressuring is going to be important and how resilient we are will be important, but we have the ability when we have possession to cause them a few problems.

“They have got good attacking players, athletic players in their wing backs, good movement in midfield and they can all play.

“We have got to try and restrict their chances and cause them problems when we have the ball.”

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7:42am Sat 23 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Shame to see a good football side like Crewe bottom of the league, after today hope they pick up a bit. if there is a lesson to be learned it's not to sell all the best players before they are adequately replaced. Think their average age might be close to that of ours.

Here's hoping for a win today, temperatures have dropped a little, but looks like a dry day at least.

COYR
Shame to see a good football side like Crewe bottom of the league, after today hope they pick up a bit. if there is a lesson to be learned it's not to sell all the best players before they are adequately replaced. Think their average age might be close to that of ours. Here's hoping for a win today, temperatures have dropped a little, but looks like a dry day at least. COYR old town robin
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8:12am Sat 23 Aug 14

the wizard says...

OTR, good post, and quite right too. Crewe have set the bar on how to survive with small gates, bringing on a lot of talent over the years. Like you I hope they get it right after today.

Any news on the status and situation regarding the Don Rogers Stand ?
OTR, good post, and quite right too. Crewe have set the bar on how to survive with small gates, bringing on a lot of talent over the years. Like you I hope they get it right after today. Any news on the status and situation regarding the Don Rogers Stand ? the wizard
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8:25am Sat 23 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Over the years Crewe have produced some decent"world class players"ok they maybe be bottom however The Town will have a real hard game today,hope they do get the result-Oh anyone heard anymore news on the 3 "Incoming Players?"
Over the years Crewe have produced some decent"world class players"ok they maybe be bottom however The Town will have a real hard game today,hope they do get the result-Oh anyone heard anymore news on the 3 "Incoming Players?" port de soller
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