Manager Brian Flynn spoke to Rovers Player ahead of Saturday afternoon’s trip to Gresty Road as Rovers look to get back to winning ways.
Tuesday evening saw Rovers defeated at Keepmoat Stadium against a team which Brian labelled as the best after losing possession.
“All credit to Carlisle they are probably the best team we’ve played, when they lost the ball, since I’ve been here.
“Their organisation of going back into a defensive position was as good as anyone who we have played against this season. They were energetic, mobile, knew their jobs and they implemented their game-plan well and we couldn’t grind them down.
“We had our chances too; we hit the woodwork but it’s done with now. We’re in exactly the same position now as we were before the game.
“It would have been nice to get three wins in a week at home, it didn’t happen but it was important that we got the six points.
“We’ve got three games left and it’s still in our hands. It’s entirely up to us what happens; even if teams win games in hand they will still be below us so we’re in prime position still.”
On our opponents Crewe Brian said: “They are a talented young squad. They will be difficult opponents at home, they always are.
“They’ve got a good system; they’ve got a very good youth development system and are a young team with no fear. They try things, in an attacking sense, that is a little bit different; they’ve got flair and you have to be solid and strong against them.
“Their emphasis is on the quickness of movement and of passing the ball and they are good at it.
“Home sides show more ambition against us but we’re prepared to withstand pressure and not worry about it. If we’re defensively right we’re not worried if teams are getting a lot of crosses or shots in because if we deal with it properly we can score goals on the counter attack which we have done this season.
“Crewe have been a bit of a yoyo team over the last few years, but they still sold Nick Powell to Manchester United for £5million which keeps the club running. They’ve got a clutch of players now that they could easily sell on.
“The way that they do things; producing their own players and then selling them, making a profit and reinvesting it back into the club, hopefully a part of that goes back into the senior squad so that they can get results and ultimately promotion.”