Crewe boss Steve Davis has today praised the work of Dean Smith labelling his achievements as ‘outstanding’.
Crewe travel to the Banks’s Stadium this weekend where a Saddlers victory could put them back on top of League 1.
Davis told Crewe Official ‘”Dean has done a very good job and he is one of the longest serving managers in the division and rightly so, because he has been outstanding for Walsall.
“They are a similar size club to us and they give their young players a chance as well. The team work very hard for him and I have great admiration for Dean and his staff there.
“They have made a great start to the season and they will be hoping that continues.
He added: “We go to their ground at the weekend on the back of a good result at Shrewsbury. Walsall has been a god hunting ground for us in the past and we will go there in confidence hoping to build on what we achieved on Saturday. “