Michael Doyle is confident United are moving in the right direction after accumulating four points from the last two matches.
Speaking of Tuesday's goalless draw against Peterborough, Doyle felt the resolute display will act as a further catalyst for continued progress up the League One table, a cause helped by the appointment of Nigel Clough as manager earlier this week.
The Irishman remarked: "Peterborough had a lot of possession in the second-half, but speaking to a few of their lads after the game, they just couldn't break us down.
"The best chances fell our way and now we have to build up that momentum following the appointment of a new manager because the signs of recent improvement have been encouraging.
"There is an expectation at this club to be winning football matches on a consistent basis, Nigel (Clough) is a proven Championship manager and hopefully we can enjoy plenty of success in the months ahead."
Looking ahead to the weekend, the skipper added: "Crewe are always a difficult test because on their day they are capable of beating anyone, but with the crowd behind us we really need to come out of the traps quickly and put them on the back foot.
"They lost in midweek though and their Gaffer will be demanding a positive reaction from his players, so we must give the necessary respect."