Nicky Law says Exeter City have to put everything surrounding Tuesday night’s clash with Crewe Alexandra to one side and just concentrate on approaching the game with energy and a desire to do their best.
The clash is being billed as a six-pointer as both Exeter and Crewe sit in the automatic promotion places, with only a point separating David Artell’s side in second and the Grecians in third.
Added to that the conditions at St James Park are not the best, with the biggest ever amount of rainfall in February making the pitch heavy and difficult to predict. However, Nicky says that has to be forgotten and they just have to concentrate on what they have done well at home this season, as it has served them well.
“The home form has been good to us this year, we have got a lot of points at home and we will just be looking to continue that tomorrow night,” said Nicky. “It will be up to us to come with the right attitude and forget all those other things, get on with the game and run about, be energetic and do our best. If we do that, then I feel we will be in the game and we will definitely create chances.
“Hopefully, we will create more than Crewe and, obviously, score more them as well. The main thing about tomorrow night will be getting the three points. It is a big game and we want to win, go higher and see where that takes us.”
Crewe Alexandra have been one of the surprise packages in Sky Bet League Two this season. The Alex finished 12th last season, seven points off the play-off places but have been superb this campaign, leading the way early on and staying in the automatic promotion spots for the majority of the season.
“I think they are probably one of those teams that people thought would start well and maybe fade away towards the end, but they haven’t,” said Nicky. “They have stayed the whole course and that is a credit to them and the style of football that they play.
“The philosophy that they have at their football club, is one of always playing good football and they have stuck to that this season the whole way through.
“They have played great football, scored a lot of goals and they have won a lot of matches. They are there on merit. They are a good side as we know from the game up there earlier this season.
“I am sure they’ll be confident coming here tomorrow night, just as we are. I know we are off the back of two results that we didn’t want, but we obviously had three wins on the spin before that, so confidence is still high.
“We are here at home where we have been really strong all season, so we will go into it with a lot of confidence and we will try and do the things we have done well so far and, hopefully, we will get the points.”