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Artell Expects Proper Football Game Against Cooper's Forest Green

16 November 2017

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says it will be a proper football match against an in-form Forest Green Rovers side this weekend.

Crewe make their first ever trip to the New Lawn this weekend hoping to end a run of three successive league defeats.

In contrast, Mark Cooper’s side have moved out of the relegation places due to their recent form. They come into the game on the back of collating 10 points from a possible 12 and have knocked our near neighbours Macclesfield Town out of the FA Cup.

Artell is looking forward to a passing game this weekend against one of the most attractive footballing sides in the division.

The Crewe Alexandra boss said: “Forest Green have settled into the league and know what it is about now but they have their way of playing. They like to play football. Mark (Cooper) has his style of playing and it is attractive on the eye. I think it will be a proper game of football.

“Mark made Swindon into one of the best passing sides in the lower leagues and he is implanting the same philosophy at Forest Green. It should make for a good game.

“They are in some decent form and they have a physical edge to them as well. They are a threat from set pieces and we will have to stand up to the challenge. It will those small margins that will make all the difference but if we play like we can then there is no reason why we cannot get a result.”


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