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Everall: This cup is our pride and joy
7:10am Friday 6th December 2013 in Sport
CREWE FC boss Carl Everall is looking for his side to take a step towards retaining the Crewe Cup when they host Cuddington Reserves on Saturday.
Crewe maintained their advantage at the top of Cheshire League Division One with a win at Pilkington at the weekend.
However, Everall is now turning his attention to a competition in which Crewe boast a rich tradition of success.
“This cup is our pride and joy, there's no room for a slip up,” he said.
“We're hoping for a boosted crowed as we have the club tannoy system back for the first time in years to boost entertainment!
“I’ll be making a number of changes to the side again. Hatton and Lee Smith are expected to come up from the reserve side. PJ Hudson will come back in up top and Ant Tinsley could return after recovering from a cold.”
Saturday’s win was boosted by news Knutsford had dropped points and Everall believes their title challengers’ defeat shows the competition in the Cheshire League.
“These three points are just as important as the ones we got at Knutsford,” he explained. “To go away anywhere in the Cheshire League and win is an achievement.
“It was an important victory versus a strong Pilkington side. Their position in the table certainly doesn’t reflect their strength and they will continue to give any team a competitive match.
“Teams around us lost points to lower sides which shows there are no easy games.”
However, the boss took the chance to utilise Crewe’s strength in depth and will also be looking to alter his starting line up at the weekend.
“I left myself out, Hudson, Ian Carr and Ethan Tizard,” added Everall. “This also led to Jordan Amson making his league debut after an impressive spell with the reserve team.
“Jordan came on in a high tempo game and did very well. It demonstrates the type of system we have working at the club now – if you do well, you play.
“For me, Josh Rowley was man-of-the-match and has shown great attitude to play in a competitive midfield.
“His work, effort and determination are always high, but Saturday his passing and decision making were equally as good.”
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