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Cheltenham In Safe Hands With Gary

8 December 2017

David Artell is looking forward to going head-to-head with Cheltenham and their experienced boss Gary Johnson this weekend. Crewe travel to Whaddon Road aiming to secure back-to-back away wins in League Two following our hard fought 1-0 win at Morecambe last time out.

The Robins are currently four points above Crewe in 16th place and Artell would like to see his side a lot closer to them by claiming all three points this weekend.

David told the club’s official website:  “I’ve said all season that there is not much in the division and anybody can beat anybody on their day. The trick is to be the most consistent and that is why Cheltenham and ourselves are where we are in the league.

“Gary (Johnson) has been in the game a long time and we know what a great manager he is. He has managed in the Championship and has great experience.

“If I was the chairman of Cheltenham Town, I would know that my club is in safe hands with Gary in charge.

“I’ve only come up against him the once as opposite managers and I think it was only my third or fourth game in charge or something like that.

“I was listening to Sean Dyche the other day, talking how the old school values and how they still apply in the modern game. He was spot on. Having that strong work ethic never changes.

The boss added: “We want to play our football when we get a chance and I think our defending at set-pieces has improved. We have been heading the ball out of our box better and we have to make that the norm rather than the exception.”

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