Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander expressed his pride in his squad as they notched a first home win since November and jump into the play-off spots.
Alexander said: “It’s always nice to get a win, wins are always good. People talk about good wins – I’ve never seen a bad one.
“We’ve not had the results we needed or wanted at home but over the course of the season the players have been superb for this football club and they know we’ll always back them and work hard with them and they’ll always respond in the right way.
“That’s what they’ve done this week and we’re really proud of them.”
Alexander still refuses to enter into talk of the play-offs but believes his side have plenty of talent.
He said: “My glass is always half-full. We’ll always be positive. We were disappointed last week but we knew the work we needed to do.
“You’ve got to be able to win or get points when you’re not at your best. We did this week. We showed a different side to us.
“We’ve just got to get the balance right in how we play. But I’ll take what we’ve seen every day of the week because the lads have left everything on the pitch.
“It’s a valuable win and one that was thoroughly deserved. It was a bit of a grind at times.
“But we tested Crawley, we asked them questions which we probably didn’t do as much last weekend against Oldham.
“We’ve had chances which could have given us a healthier lead. It would have been disappointing to come in without three points. It was a good result.”
“We’re always pleased with a clean sheet. Players take great pride in the work they do in the week and put in a lot of effort to defend.
“I thought at times the ref was trying his hardest to give them something.
“There were a ridiculous number of free kicks. I’ve never seen anything like that.”