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Boss: "All Those Extras Add Up To Success"

5 September 2017

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has told the club’s official web-site that he won’t accept mediocre performances and says it is vital that his players continue to develop a winning mindset. Artell was hugely disappointed with the manner of our performance at Grimsby Town on Saturday as our unbeaten start in League Two was ended by Mitch Rose’s header from a short corner.

Artell was not critical of the players’ effort or desire to extend our unbeaten run at Blundell Park but he was disappointed with our style of play. Crewe hit too many long ball aimed at Chris Porter and Chris Dagnall and Artell wants us to get back to the ‘Crewe way’ when Chesterfield visit Gresty Road this weekend.

The Crewe boss told “Over the last few years there has been periods of doom and gloom, so it was important that we tried to change that mindset.

“We shouldn’t accept defeat too easily or accept mediocre performances. We will lose games along the way, but if we give 100% effort and play like we should do then I cannot ask for any more.

“The players have been terrific this season. We have made a reasonably start with two wins and two draws but there is room for improvement. Our performance at Grimsby showed that.

“If developing that winning mindset means running those extra yards or helping a teammate then that is what we have to do. It will be those little things we do on and off the pitch that will all add up in the end.

Artell added: “There are 40 odd games left and the players have set the standard with their earlier performances.  They have done it. They have shown they can do it and that is what we have to replicate on a consistent basis.”

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