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Artell: "Plenty Of Work To Be Done"

21 March 2017

Alex boss says he wants to achieve safety and end the season on a real high.

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has told that he does not consider the club safe and we won’t discuss a points tally to guarantee safety. Crewe’s 2-0 victory over Colchester United at the weekend extended our gap over the bottom two to 13 points, but Artell says that there is plenty of work to be done yet. He wants his players to aim for maximum points from the remaining eight games of the season.

David told “We are not safe yet and there is plenty of work to do. We have eight games left, so that is 24 points and that is what we are aiming for. There is a lot still to improve on.

“We have won a couple of games, scored five goals and not conceded. That is a decent bit of form but we still want more. If we can produce the same level of performance between now and the end of the season then we can look at things more optimistically for next season.

“Over the last four games, aside from a poor 45 minutes against Newport County, we have been more consistent. We have certainly been more consistent than my first four games in charge. The belief is returning and the lads are learning how to win games.

“The most pleasing thing for me on Saturday was that they learned from the Newport game. Colchester came out of the blocks against us but we made a change to the shape and that gave us a better platform to play our football.

He added: “Against Newport we didn’t handle it very well when they came at us but against Colchester, we controlled it better. We defended well and continued to play our football. We got the initiative back by playing our football and keeping the ball better.”

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