Crewe Alex do not fear leaders Crawley - Carl Martin

Crewe Alexandra defender Carl Martin
Martin started one game in his first two seasons at Crewe because of injury

Crewe defender Carl Martin is confident that the Alex can continue their improving recent form into their game against leaders Crawley on Saturday.

"We've played top teams this season and beaten them," he told BBC Radio Stoke.

"We've got nothing to fear from Crawley, especially on the run we're on. We're three games unbeaten and we can take a lot of positives from that."

Crewe have yet to lose in the league under new manager Steve Davis and drew 1-1 at Northampton on Saturday.

Byron Moore netted a second-half equaliser for the Alex, after Adebayo Akinfenwa had put the Cobblers ahead in their first match since Aidy Boothroyd took charge at Sixfields.

"It was a tough game," added Martin, who has started the last 11 matches in all competitions. "They came at us in the first 25 minutes, but I think we dominated the game after that.

"We had the better of the play and the chances in the second half. (Goalkeeper) Steve Phillips said he only had one save to make, apart from the goal.

"We deserved a point but we could have got more from it."