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Graham Alexander,  Salford City, Salford City 0-0. Crawley Town Salford City could only take a point from Saturday’s game against Crawley Town after struggling to find a way past an impenetrable Glenn Morris.

The Crawley ‘keeper pulled off a number of critical saves as John Yems’ side returned to Sussex with a point, but for Graham Alexander the complete performance was just missing a goal and another two points.

He watched on as The Ammies created 19 goalscoring opportunities, with 10 of those on target and kept out by Morris.

In response Crawley didn’t really test Kyle Letheren as The Ammies kept a second clean sheet in three games.

“You don’t have to be a football expert to see how dominant we were today, how much we created, how much we didn’t concede… 

“It was one-way traffic really, we were completely dominant in the game but we didn’t get the goal that would win the game. 

“If we’d have won 3-0 today I don’t think anyone could have complained, or argued with it. 

“The players were excellent, the way they played on a difficult pitch I thought they played excellently with the ball, got into some good areas, created some real good chances, hit the target with a good amount, but it was a good goalkeeping performance from him [Morris]. 

“It could have been a little bit more clinical from us in certain situations but as a performance I can’t ask for much more apart from the final touch in front of goal.

“There’s no point in changing the build-up and everything up to it because you’re not going to create more chances than that so we have to stick to what we’ve been doing, hope the introduction of the new players finds that extra bit of quality that we need in front of goal, and we take the points that we deserve because we certainly deserved three points today.”

Next up is the visit of Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night, and The Gaffer says his side need to repeat as much of today’s good aspects as possible.

“We’re going to have to recuperate from the exertions from today and we know we’ve got a tough game on Tuesday against a very good team, but we’ve got to make sure that we try and replicate as much of that performance as possible. 

“We’re going to have to defend with good discipline like we did today, and try and create all the opportunities we did today and when they do come along we’ve just got to get that clinical touch and take them.”