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Steve Davis says Crewe Alexandra must build on first win of 2015/16

21 September 2015

Crewe Alexandra recorded their first win of the Sky Bet League 1 season on Saturday afternoon, grinding out a 1-0 victory at Shrewsbury Town.

The Railwaymen were propping up the division at the start of play and, although the result saw Crewe only climb one place, the boss believes the win can help kick-start their season.

“It was a hard game and it wasn't pretty by us at times but we had to do that nitty gritty side of the game to grind out a result,” David told the club's official website.

“The players have never let their confidence or belief drop and now we have to use this as a platform to build on.”

An early Adam King goal put Crewe on their way, but a fine defensive display helped Davis' side preserve the lead throughout and the 50-year-old boss heaped praise on his team's efforts.

“We didn't do as well as I would have liked in possession at times and we gave the ball away cheaply at times, but as a defensive unit we were immaculate.

“They all worked extremely hard, made those blocks and were disciplined throughout the game. We were harder to beat and Shrewsbury found it hard to get through.

“Sometimes you have to grind those results out and I was delighted for everyone connected with the club.”

Read more: Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 8 review

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