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Steve: "I Could Not Have Asked For Anymore"

9 August 2016

Boss gives us his post-match after EFL Cup win at Bramall Lane.

"It is nice to be in the draw, because it hasn't happened often enough and I hope we get a kind draw. I will look at it and prepare for it when it comes around because we are focussing on each game at it comes along and next up will be Portsmouth on Saturday. We will have to check on Billy (Bingham) who had some blood coming through his sock after being caught by Basham, although it was nothing malicious. Billy wanted to give it go and came out at half-time to try it and he was honest enough to admit that it wouldn't benefit the team. I went with Perry and put Ollie into midfield and it was sink or swim for him and to be fair to Perry he swam very well."

"We made a small shuffle on Saturday with the win at Stevenage and we are still shuffling forward. We are not getting carried away, its been two games but we are giving it a real go and I couldn't ask for anymore from them tonight because they were excellent.

"We held in there and knew that with the only one goal in it, we thought we would get our chances. We have won the game because of the goal poaching ability of Ryan (Lowe). That is what he is all about. That is why I brought him to the club because he is a goalscorer, its the same with Daggers (Chris Dagnall). Daggers was more of an unsung hero for us, he worked his socks off for the team and at the end he was covering for George on the right of midfield. George was struggling with his hamstring and was tiring, so we were carrying him a bit in extra-time but that goes to show the spirit we are trying to create. We have had a losing mentality after what has happened over the last few seasons at the bottom of the League One but we are making those small steps.

"It was tough and we knew it was going to be tough because Sheffield United are a big club and are fancied to win promotion from League One this season. They have some good players and Chris named a strong team. It was one of the toughest draws in the competition but they have come through it.

A delighted Crewe boss told the club's official web-site: "The players gave their all and again I am pleased for everyone connected with the club. We didn't start too well and we had to ride our luck at times. They had a number of chances  but they were coming from our own little errors, from back passes or misplaced passes. It was about our decision making.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says he was hugely proud of his players after they fought back from one goal down to win 2-1 in extra-time at Bramall Lane. Davis turned to his veteran striker Ryan Lowe to get Crewe back into the cup-tie and the 37-year-old came up trumps with an equaliser in the final minute and then he hit the winner in the 100th minute.

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