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Artell: "I Know What The Orient Players Are Experiencing"

21 April 2017

Artell admits that not being paid is tough going after being paid late during his own playing days.

David Artell says he has empathy with the Leyton Orient players and staff after admitting that he wasn’t paid once when we was a player at an unnamed club. The Orient players and staff have not been paid for a number of weeks and arrive at Gresty Road this weekend aiming for the three points that will keep their hopes of survival in the EFL alive.

Artell told “I have been in the same situation and not been paid. I went without being paid for a couple of months during my career.

“You go home and have to answer questions that you don’t have the answers to. You have to try and find money from somewhere because you may have a wife, girlfriend and kids.

“When you go without money for four, six, eight weeks then it becomes tough but it can also galvanise you as well. It can act as a motivation and a player should always be committed to the game, the Football Club and to his team-mates and the Orient players did well over Easter, so we know it will be tough.

He added: “We will have to stand up to that and ask questions of Orient by playing well and hopefully scoring that first goal.”

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