Everton boss David Moyes wasn't too despondent following the
1-2 defeat to Crewe as he maintained that the 90-minute workout his
players endured was more important than the final scoreline.
Moyes and the rest of his backroom staff have been working hard
both in Austria and at Bellefield to get the Blues in optimum
condition in time for the new season which begins in little over a
Two fitness coaches have been employed by the Goodison Chief
over the summer months in order to get the best out of his troops
and there were encouraging signs at Gresty Road that their work is
"I was disappointed that we didn't get something out of
the game," he told evertonfc.com.
"I don't think that we deserved to lose the game, but
the boys all got 45 minutes out of the game and that's the most
Defensive errors either side of half time allowed Steve Jones
and Billy Jones to capitalise for the Railwaymen, while Kevin
Campbell hit a consolation to ease the Blues' embarrassment ten
minutes from time.
Moyes continued: "We made a few chances, hit the post, but
a couple of poor defensive situations proved to be decisive.
That's football. We'll be working on that in the next few
days, but our priority is to get the players as fit as we possibly
"We're a little bit away from that at present, but we
also need to work on their passing and control and their movement.
But we want to get the players fitter than they were