Tranmere and Crewe shared the points in a 0-0 draw at Prenton Park.

In a first half where chances were few and far between, the visitors enjoyed much of the early possession but Rovers had their moments and could have opened the scoring through Connor Jennings, who was denied by Crewe goalkeeper Tom Booth.

At the other end, former Tranmere man Elliott Nevitt came close to breaking the deadlock before half-time but his shot was blocked by Brad Walker.

In a second half that very much mirrored the first, Alex continued to look the more threatening with Chris Long denied by Rovers keeper Luke McGee with the goal at his mercy.

It was not one-way traffic, however, with Rob Apter and Brad Walker also having opportunities to secure all three points for Nigel Adkins’ men late in the game.

The draw means that Crewe have now lost just once in seven League Two outings and remain two points outside the automatic promotion places, with Tranmere moving up to 16th in the table.