What the Press made of Wolves earning promotion with the Gresty Road win
STEVE Davis conceded Crewe's League One survival hopes had taken a blow after star striker Chuks Aneke was sent off in the 2-0 home defeat by Wolves.
Aneke was sent off in first-half injury-time for appearing to elbow Richard Stearman – just moments after Kevin McDonald's deflected effort put the visitors ahead.
David Edwards' strike midway through the second half put the seal on Wolves' promotion to the Championship, but Davis was left counting the cost of losing Aneke.
"Everything changed in that five-minute period for us," said Davis, pictured, whose side remain in the relegation zone on goal difference.
"The goal clipped off Matt Tootle's heel and I'm not sure what happened with the sending off. Chuks is the nicest guy on the pitch, so it wouldn't have been intentional.
"It is disappointing if the decision is upheld and he'll be missing from three of our last four games he'll be a big loss to us I'm sure.
TEN-MAN Crewe Alex went down fighting against newly-promoted Wolves at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The Railwaymen started the afternoon as huge underdogs against a Wolves side who could guarantee a return to the Championship with three points.
After a promising first 44 minutes their hopes of a shock result were left in tatters by David Edwards's deflected opener and a red card shown to Alex top-scorer Chuks Aneke for the use of an elbow.
The home side battled gamely after the restart but Edwards's second ended any doubt and Kenny Jackett's men were left celebrating at the end.
The result, plus wins for League One relegation rivals Colchester United, Tranmere Rovers, Crawley Town and Notts County have worsened Crewe's plight.
They are now 22nd and three points behind the likes of Rovers and Colchester, while they have been leap-frogged by County. A pivotal Easter weekend looms, with games against Shrewsbury and the U's for which 16-goal man Aneke looks set to be suspended.
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Kenny Jackett has guided his side to promotion after picking up 93 points in League One this season.
Midfielder Kevin McDonald scored shortly before half-time to give Wolves the lead at the break. Dave Edwards added the second of the day in the 66th minute to seal promotion for Wolves.
Promotion sees Wolves return to the Championship at the first time of asking.
The club picked up 28 wins on their way to promotion including a record-breaking nine-game consecutive winning streak