David Artell appreciates the work Darren Sarll and his assistant Glenn Roeder have achieved in making Stevenage contenders for a promotion push this season. Stevenage arrive in South Cheshire this weekend on a run of three straight league wins and that recent good form has Boro in 6th place in the table.
In contrast Crewe have fallen to 19th following five straight defeats. It makes Crewe underdogs with the bookmakers, but Artell believes that if we can repeat our second half performance against Oldham for the whole 90 minutes on Saturday then we have a chance.
Ahead of our game at Gresty Road, Artell said: “Stevenage are a very good League Two team and they have been on a good run. They have two or three special players, but no more than we do.
“They are well drilled, organised and disciplined under Darren and Glenn. They are a tough side to break down and they then have those one or two who can do something to win you the game.
“We have to make sure we stop that happening and match them all over the pitch. If we can do that, we then need our own special players to conjure something up to win us the game. “