David Artell says he and his staff have worked hard on the players developing ownership for their own careers. The Crewe Alexandra boss is hoping the work they have done over the summer will help his players make better decisions on the pitch.
The Alex boss has added some vital experience to his squad during the closed season and he believes that the introduction of the likes of Michael Raynes, Chris Porter and Eddie Nolan will only have a positive impact on the younger ones in the group.
Artell explained to the club’s official web-site: “The group is made up of different characters. Some of them have leadership qualities and some of them are more reserved. That happens in society but I feel we have more leaders now.
“We have worked on all the players taking ownership for their own careers. They are in control of it and have to take more responsibility. We cannot help them all the time.
“Once they cross that white line, they are sort of on their own more than you think. We can only try and communicate things onto the pitch. They have to think for themselves when the game is live. They have to have the courage to make decisions.
He added: “I want them to ask questions of me and the staff and we will help them as much as we can but we cannot tell them what to do all the time.”