David Artell says he is satisfied with two draws against Cheltenham and Exeter City because it means his side have now extended their unbeaten run to four games and are building momentum.
Crewe had to come from behind against Exeter City at the weekend with on-loan striker Chuma Anene coming off the bench to score an equaliser in the 76th minute.
The Railwaymen now have a break in our league games to take on Mansfield Town in the Leasing.com Trophy.
The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “It is now four games unbeaten, which is good and building momentum. If we can continue to stretch our run then that can be very important in the long run.
“Mansfield went 22, 23 games unbeaten at the start of last season and they really should have gone up. They needed to win two of their last four or five games or something and didn’t manage it. They gave themselves that chance because of what they achieved in those first 20 odd games.
“I watched Saturday’s game back and we rode our luck at times in the first half but we were the better side in the second half and we deserved a point in the end. I called it on Saturday that I thought a draw was a fair result.
“We have played the team in third and the team that were top, so to come through unbeaten in four is good. I still think we would have gone on to win the game at Cheltenham if Pez hadn’t been sent off as well.
“We had a tough game against Exeter, they have been the best side we have faced so far and there are positives to take from it.
“We look a decent side and we are not doing too badly.”