Alex Morris hailed Crewe Alexandra’s ‘best performance of the season’ but insisted there is more to come.
The manager felt his men responded well to the agony of Northampton’s 97th-minute equaliser last time out, and was delighted with the all-round display in the 0-0 draw at Bradford City.
He felt his side could have come away from Yorkshire with a maximum return, but made it clear there is plenty of improvement in the pipeline.
Morris said: “That was our best performance of the season. We saw things we haven’t seen in other games - we had more control in terms of possession in both halves of the pitch, we created chances and the defending was outstanding.
“It was a pretty complete performance and it’s just a shame we couldn’t have nicked a goal – but we can’t be greedy after the setback we had last week.
“The players responded to that magnificently, we have shown we have learned and evolved from that, and that’s what this group is going to continue to do.
“We will get dips, but as the season goes on, we will show more and more with the ball. Without the ball, it’s not a worry because this group gives absolutely everything.
“We were all hurting last week but these boys will do anything for you. If you ask them to run through a brick wall they’ll ask ‘how many times?’
“They are a sensational group who want to do well for the club.”
The share of the spoils at University of Bradford Stadium made it 11 points from 18 at the start of the season for Crewe, and three games unbeaten.
The Railwaymen travel to face Bolton Wanderers in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday (7pm).