CREWE Alexandra boss Dave Artell has called on his side to use their packed Easter schedule to guarantee their survival in League Two.
The Alex welcome Notts County to Gresty Road tomorrow, Friday, before making the long trip to Somerset to face Yeovil Town on Monday, both kick offs 3pm.
Crewe sit 17th in the League Two table on 48 points, nine clear of the relegation zone with four games of the season remaining.
Artell wants his side to pass the 50-point margin this weekend, which is often heralded as a marker of theoretical safety from the drop.
“We have had a decent couple of months but getting another win is at the front of my mind at the moment,” he told crewealex.net.
“We are not there yet and we have to make sure we get it done as quickly as possible.
“We have got ourselves out of it over the last few months but we have lost two games on the bounce now. We need to eradicate those errors and get back on track.
“As a manager you want to win every game. That is not always possible of course, but you prepare to win and that is what we do for every game.
“Every game is winnable and as I’ve said, we always have great respect for our opponents but we do not fear anyone.
“We have two tough games coming up but we want to put any fears of us being dragged back into it firmly to bed over Easter.”
The Alex go into the Easter period having thrown away a 2-0 half-time lead to lose 3-2 at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Callum Cooke and Chris Dagnall were on target as the Railwaymen looked well set at the break, but two goals from Mark Hughes and one from Shay McCarten.
As the season reaches its final stages, Artell says he wants to see more leadership on the field from his side.
“It is hard to find leaders in the modern era. I think it is a lot harder from my own playing days,” he said.
“Being a leader can just mean pulling someone or telling people to get in position.
“If they all do that and know their jobs then it makes it more difficult for the opposition to score.
“When I won promotion here as player, there was myself, Steve Phillips and Lee Bell doing that. We weren’t the best players in the world but we had experience and knew what to do.
“A leader needs to see the bigger picture and project calmness. Restricting the chances for the opposition isn’t all about the back four and the goalkeeper. It is everyone.
“When we concede a goal there is no need to panic and we just have to relax and continue to do the things that make us successful.
“George Ray is developing that as our captain. He is still young but he has the character to lead.”