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Artell: "Mentality Has To Be Better"

24 October 2017

David Artell says he was disappointed that his side’s second half performance against Accrington Stanley fizzled out somewhat.

The Alex were chasing a 2-0 deficit after early Accrington goals and although we created a handful of good chances in the first period, those opportunities became more limited in the second half.

Artell says that his side have to cope stronger mentally when conceding the first goal. He said: “We have to make sure that the performance just doesn’t fizzle out. We have to be prepared to give it a right good go. We were okay on Saturday but we didn’t really have a good go like we did against Barnet or Cambridge.

“That was the most disappointing thing in the second half because we felt we could create chances. They had done that in the first half but we didn’t quite carry that on.

“It wasn’t down to a lack of effort because they are running around and trying to make things happen but we can be better than that. We have to find those ways to get back into games and make sure that we are not totally affected by the first goal.

“When we concede one or two goals, it shouldn’t mean it is game over. We have come back once against Newport to get something and we have got to do that more often. It is something we are looking to address mentally.”


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