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Artell Plays Down Hype

17 November 2017

David Artell says that this weekend’s game against Forest Green Rovers is just as important as any other and we won’t be placing any unnecessary pressure on his players.

Mark Cooper’s improving side have collected 10 points from the last 12 available to leave them then just one place and one point behind the Railwaymen.

Crewe will be aiming to move away from the relegation drop zone as soon as possible and will be aiming to get back on track in the league after losing the last three.

Artell told “It is not a big game. It is like any other game. There are three points available and we want to play well enough to make sure we get them.

“The players and staff have not spoken about it being a big game. It has been treated as just the next game because that is exactly what it is.

“When you put unnecessary pressure on players and hype it up, it can either galvanise them or put the fear of God into them. It is another game and the staff and players have prepared in exactly the same way.

“It is about us playing consistently well over 90 minutes. Not playing really well for 45 minutes and then poor for the other 45. We know we have to be better prepared mentally for adversity and making sure that incidents in the game are not fatal.

He added: “That comes from belief and making sure that if we ever have a set-back in the game, we come back fighting.”

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