Byron Moore can terrorise defenders, says Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis
WINGER Byron Moore has been given licence to terrorise League One full-backs.
Moore has been conservative with his play for Crewe at times this season, but was at his attacking best in a 4-1 win over Bradford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.
He is claiming the Alex's first goal, which went down as a Nathan Doyle own goal, and set up the second for Max Clayton with an excellent cross from the right.
That came on the back of a goal-scoring display in a 1-1 league draw at Leyton Orient last weekend, and manager Steve Davis hopes there is more to come.
He said: "Byron was our biggest threat on Tuesday. He was always the one getting in behind their defence and creating one-on-one opportunities.
"He was being positive, getting outside the full-back. We've been waiting for him to do that, encouraging him to take people on and I thought he did very well.
"He kept it up for the whole game, a constant menace. Maybe the goal he scored at Leyton Orient has given him confidence to kick on."
Moore would appear to be the one definite starter going forward for the Alex in their scheduled home game against MK Dons tomorrow (3pm).
Davis was unimpressed with his other attacking players for the most part on Tuesday, despite the four goals, and Clayton and Chuks Aneke could come into his reckoning.
He said: "We were a bit flat. Ajay Leitch-Smith found it hard going and was a bit off, and Mathias Pogba was a bit frustrating for me, but I was pleased with the lads who came on (Clayton and Aneke)."
TICKETS for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first leg, at Coventry City, will cost £5 for all ages. The match is on Tuesday, February 5 (7.45pm).
The second leg at Gresty Road will take place on Wednesday, February 20 with kick-off time to be confirmed.
Tickets for that game will cost £10 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for juniors.