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Davis in hunt for new strikers

28 October 2012

Crewe manager Steve Davis has vowed to bring in fresh faces to kickstart his misfiring strikers following a 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil.

Byron Webster's first-half strike nicked all three points for the visitors as Crewe failed to push on from their midweek victory over high-flying Swindon.

Davis said: "We were carrying too many players again and the front three were poor. Chuks (Aneke) looked like he had lead boots on, (Mathias) Pogba kept giving it away and (Michael) West was totally off the pace.

"The players aren't good enough at the moment to be consistent. To break teams down in this division we need more quality and when three or four of your front players are off their game you can't mount any decent attacks.

"Elsewhere we were decent enough, but it was a very fine margin between being a good point and a poor defeat. We lacked options on the bench and we are short of numbers. We need to talk about adding to the squad to give the others a kick up the backside and give us a boost in the attacking third.

"We could have been tighter for the goal, but these things happen, but we need to be more of a threat going forward so these mistakes don't cost us."

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was more pleased with the result than his side's performance.

Johnson said: "The important thing is the result. Some games you have to play like Barcelona sometimes you have to play like a pub team, but it doesn't matter as long as you get the result.

"Crewe have got a lot of lads they think highly of so any result is a good result here. We had to dig in at times and we gave a professional performance and got in a few times to kill it off towards the end.

"We've won three games in eight days and have turned things around and we're looking strong. Byron Webster has got the technique to score goals with his head and his feet and I know that once he started really wanting to get on the end of things he would score."

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