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Steve: "The Fight And Spirit Was Terrific"

24 November 2015

Steve Davis gives us his reaction from Colchester after his side's superb fight-back to win.

"I am just delighted for everyone and it shows the character of the players to come back from 2-0 down and after what happened on Saturday. Now we have to take that into Oldham at the weekend."

"What Ryan needs is games, he hasn't played that much and had a calf injury but he is a great professional and a great lad to have in the dressing room and out there for us. If he can play in that vein of form then we know he is going to be a real asset for us.

"There is no-one better than Ryan Lowe going through in stoppage time. Billy Bingham put him through and when it bounced we thought he would do exactly what he did. It was an excellent finish and that is what he is. He is a goalscorer. He brings that quality and when you bring a sub on you want him to have that impact. He has made one for Marcus and I was delighted he scored and then scored a terrific winner.

"It was cruel on them to be 2-0 down but they kept going and kept probing and bringing Lowey on and making that change helped us. We went 4-4-2 and then moved Ryan to play in a diamond. We thought we could get back into the game and we created two really good goals. Ryan was excellent and when he has the ball at his feet he can do some magical things.

"I was gutted for them because we had been the better side and found ourselves 2-0 down after missing three or four really good chances. Ryan hit the post, Marcus had a couple of efforts and Jonah had one blocked as he came onto it.

Following a fantastic 3-2 win, the Alex boss said: "It was a fantastic comeback from the lads and a great way to win it in the way we did. We don't often come back from 2-0 down so to do that should be enjoyed. The lads showed great spirit and I couldn't fault their determination and effort. I thought they played well in the first half and had some good chances but found ourselves 1-0 down. To be fair to their lad it is a great strike and then we conceded within two minutes of the second half from the corner. I was really disappointed with that because we left two at the far post.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis was understandably proud of his players, as they fought back in Essex once again to record a seventh successive win in Colchester. The boss moved yesterday to sign our former striker Ryan Lowe on loan from Bury yesterday and he repaid that faith in spades, coming off the bench to score a sensational winning goal in stoppage time after creating the equaliser for Marcus Haber.

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