Boss says his players can draw inspiration from previous win at Pompey.
Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that if his players can perform to their potential at Home Park this weekend then there is no reason why his side cannot spring another major surprise. Plymouth Argyle are still aiming to win the League Two title, but Artell wants his players to upset the odds like we have previously done away at Portsmouth back in early March.
Ahead of the encounter against the Pilgrims, Artell told the club’s official web-site: “To a man on Saturday I thought we were terrific. When you have 9,10,11 players performing better than their opponent then you are going to win more games than you lose. We had that on Saturday. We had that at Portsmouth when we comprehensively beat them on the day.
“That result and performance gave us great confidence because it showed that we can go away from home and beat a promotion winning team.
“It is about developing that consistency and having the right mind-set to believe that we can do it. We had that at Portsmouth and that is what we will need again at Plymouth this weekend. I want us to go there and try and spoil their promotion party by getting a result. Why not?
“They are going for the title. We will give them a bottle and congratulate them on that great achievement but hopefully that will be after we have taken three points from them.”