Steve Davis admits Crewe have worked hard to move off the foot of League One, which they did with a 1-0 win over Peterborough.
Crewe moved off the bottom of the League One table with a 1-0 win over nine-man Peterborough United.
Notts County striker Danny Haynes has joined fellow League One outfit Crewe on a month's loan.
Rotherham forward Febian Brandy has extended his loan stay with Crewe by another month.
Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Peterborough United at Alexandra Stadium.
Crewe Alexandra midfielder Liam Nolan could be out until December with an ankle injury.
Dean Smith accused some of his Walsall players of not showing enough desire as they slipped into the League One relegation zone.
Crewe boosted their League One survival hopes with a shock 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Walsall at the Banks's Stadium.