Coyle takes the positives

It was a testing workout for Wanderers at Gresty Road, with Martin

Petrov’s first-half penalty cancelling out Max Clayton’s opener.

“All in all, it’s another pleasing exercise,” Coyle told the club’s

official website. “We knew it would be a tough game because Crewe

are still on a high after their win at Wembley and they are a team

that like to pass and move. “Again, we passed the ball well and

created a number of chances, accepting that we have got Marvin

Sordell and David Ngog to come back and offer some more firepower,

plus we are looking to add to that department too. “There’s no

concern at the moment in front of goal because we are creating

chances. We missed some sitters here and their goalkeeper made some

fine saves. The other players will contribute too and add to the

goals. “With every game that goes by, we will get sharper. For most

of the afternoon we had four full-backs playing in defence and it

was pleasing to see how they all adjusted. We had a number of

players missing too – Chris Eagles, Matt Mills, Tim Ream and David

Ngog all sat the game out.”