David Artell says there can be no ‘hiding place’ as he tries to turnaround Crewe Alexandra’s season. Following a second half collapse against Lincoln City on Saturday, Crewe slipped to 20th in the League Two table and Artell admits that everyone has to learn quickly if we are to avoid being involved in a relegation scrap.
Crewe Alexandra performed admirably in the first half against the Imps but that counted for very little as Danny Cowley’s side fought back from a one goal deficit to eventually win 4-1 at Gresty Road.
Artell told crewealex.net: “I told them after the Colchester game that they have to learn quickly because there can be no hiding place. I told them at Colchester that if they don’t think they are at the bottom of the league or involved in that then get ready.
“We have to start winning games and not crumble when we concede a goal or two. It was far too easy for them in the second half. For the fourth goal, we basically said on you go. They walked past bodies in midfield, got in behind the full-back too easily and he has guided it in. It was too easy.
“There is no hiding place but when you have people who do not want the football then you are not going to keep the football. We played right into Lincoln’s hands.”