Date: 28th December 2013 at 6:22pm
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Crewe Alexandra slipped to the bottom of the table on Boxing Day and will be expecting a suitable response when visiting Colchester United on Sunday afternoon.

“If we can perform like that and create and take chances, then we have every chance” – Steve Davis

That defeat at title-chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers was actually their first in four games following an earlier victory over Crawley Town and couple of draws with Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town.

Manager Steve Davis later commented he was satisfied with the display despite reflecting on missed chances.

“I was quite pleased with the performance but disappointed with the result because I thought with some better finishing we could have got something from it,” he told Crewe’s official website. “Now we have to take this performance into the Colchester game on Sunday. If we can perform like that and create and take chances, then we have every chance.”

Defender Adam Dugdale is back in contention for the visitors after suffering concussion in last weekend’s draw with Shrewsbury. Teenage midfielder Ryan Colclough could similarly return, although it might be too early for striker Mathias Pogba.

Mid-table Colchester approach the game having comfortably despatched Stevenage 4-0 on Boxing Day – and it would be no real surprise if they were to remain unchanged.

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