Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis insists that his side will recover from the disappointing 3-3 draw against Rotherham United on the opening day of their Sky Bet League One campaign. 

Crewe were 3-1 up until the 86th minute thanks to strikes from Anthony Grant, Max Clayton and a penalty by Harry Davis. 

The Millers did not give up and the Railwaymen succumbed to their oncoming pressure of their direct approach play late on in the game as Rotherham's Ben Pringle and Lee Frecklington helped rescued a point for their side.

Davis told the “I was relatively pleased with the way we played for 75, 80 minutes on Saturday. 

"It was just that we have to deal with the set-plays and long throws better than we did.

“We tried to adapt to that by putting bigger players onto the pitch but we could have been better organised. 

"The goals were disappointing to concede but there were positives to take from the game, especially from the way we played in the first half.

“We will have to learn from that and we will go over things and look at that. I am glad we have got the first game out of the way now. 

"You can either do too much planning too much for it or not doing enough. It is a tough one to get the balance right for.

“I was pretty pleased with the performance but some of them tired towards the end of the game and we will assess those players and see if they can go again at Bury.”

There were some positives though, as loanee Chuks Aneke returned following a successful loan spell last season.

After being asked about his previous Gresty Road stint, Aneke told the club's official website: “There will be no resting on my laurels. I want to get better and improve and I felt I was doing that by playing regular football.

"I just enjoyed the whole experience and everyone in Crewe makes me welcome. 

"The reception I got on Saturday was unbelievable really and I can only thank the fans for that.”


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