Alex boss delighted after Crewe beat strong Sheffield United side at Gresty Road."Ryan was the difference today and he has that real bit quality in the game when it was really tight. He is one that can do it. He is still learning the game and he is still young but he can produce special things to win you the game with some great skill. He showed great technique for his goal and hopefully this win is a huge boost for us going forward."
"We changed the system today and went 4-4-2. We planned on doing that all week with the extra striker and Callum running into those channels. He can do that for you and he gave us that extra thrust and a runner in behind. He plays on that shoulder and plays off the big striker and he was a threat. It was a bit of a more old fashioned big man little man, which we haven't seen enough of. As a coach you look at things to try and make a difference. It gave us a chance for us to play up the ball up to them early. It helped us clear the ball and the two young boys in central midfield were excellent for us. They were not over run.
"It was another great performance from us and I am proud of every single one of them today. We didn't start as well I would have liked in the first 10 minutes. We were on the back foot and they started very well but we grew into the game and were able to match the second half performance to that of the first half, apart from that opening 10 minutes.
After the 1-0 win over the Blades, Steve told the club's official web-site: "I don't think there will be many who had us down for that this afternoon but I stand by the judgement that we have played well in games and the performances have been relatively good. The results haven't quite gone for us at home and today it did. I spoke to Nigel (Adkins) before the game and he said the same thing. He had seen us play and told us that our performances have been relatively good. He knew that we hadn't been get the rub of the green and today we got it a bit more.
Steve Davis praised the work ethic of his players after they recorded their first home win of the season thanks to Ryan Colclough's stunning strike with 20 minutes remaining. The Alex boss changed his system to 4-4-2 and introduced young Callum Saunders for his first league start for the Alex. The Railwaymen won a very good game of football here at a buzzing Gresty Road with Ben Nugent and George Ray excelling in defence.