Crewe Alexandra boss Alex Morris revealed that his top scorer missed the Carlisle United game – because of an Xbox injury.

Courtney Baker-Richardson was sidelined for the goalless draw at Brunton Park with a hip problem.

And Morris said the seven-goal frontman suffered the injury whilst playing on a games console.

“It’s an area of his body where he’s had issues before, and he did it in an innocuous way, which is about right for us with injuries at the moment,” Morris said.

“He did it playing on his Xbox I think – just dropped his leg on the sofa and tweaked it.

“There’s nothing we can do about that. He’s having treatment and hopefully by Monday it’s settled down.”

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Without their big frontman, Crewe failed to break Carlisle down, leading the visiting head coach to praise the defensive side of his team rather than their attack.

He was very complimentary about the efforts of his centre-backs – ex-Blues defender Rod McDonald and Luke Offord.

“The two centre-halves were absolutely magnificent, faultless,” he said.

“I don’t recall any moment when they made a poor decision on or off the ball, and that was fundamental to the clean sheet we got.”

At the other end, Carlisle kept the Railwaymen at bay and Morris admitted a draw was a fair result from the dour spectacle.

“We were worthy of the point – we certainly weren’t worthy of winning the game and certainly didn’t deserve to lose,” Morris added.

“It was a tough watch. We were really striving to provide more quality once we got into the final third.

“But we’re just not catching fire up there. Too much breakdown of the combinations, players not showing as much belief as they need to for us to succeed in the final third.

“We had considerably more of the ball than the opposition but that’s all well and good – we’ve got to try and commit more bodies and combine better in the final third so we’re turning that into goals.

“We didn’t do it and never threatened to do it bar the odd opportunity in the second half.”