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Crewe Alexandra: Elliott Nevitt ‘never doubted’ goals would come

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And flow they did – with 18 coming so far – as Nevitt spearheads Crewe’s promotion charge.

His 16 league goals – including four in the 90th minute or later – have helped garner 28 points as Crewe defied a late-season wobble to secure their play-off place.

“Last year was tough and the fans stuck with me,” Nevitt said.

“This year, just to repay them with 18 goals is massive.

“Every time I go on the pitch I believe I can score and help the team win.

“Some of the last-minute winners and equalisers are probably some of my favourite times. It’s for the club and not just me personally and it’s got us here.”

One of Nevitt’s last-gasp efforts in the final game of the regular season won the point that rubber-stamped Crewe’s top-seven finish and, although he drew a blank in the two legs of their memorable semi-final win over Doncaster Rovers, he admits he “couldn’t sleep” in the aftermath of the victory “thinking about what the lads had done and achieved.”

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