David Artell says his Crewe Alexandra side will learn a great deal from Tuesday night’s heart breaking 3-2 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers.
A much improved performance from the Railwaymen saw us winning 2-1 with timing ticking away at Adams Park but we were beaten by two wonderful strikes in the dying minutes from full-back Michael Harriman and Nathan Tyson.
Artell says that despite the defeat, the real positive was the way his side approached the game against a tough opponent.
David told the club’s official web-site: “Wycombe were a real good team and they are very effective in what they do. We conceded three goals again which is a worry, but we actually defended reasonably well and played well on the night.
“They scored two screamers in the final few minutes and we couldn’t get over the line. That’s football. You can play well, put a real shift in and still fall just short.
“I think the fans who came down could see the shift the lads put in. They worked their socks off and if we play like that every week then we will be fine, because there won’t be too many sides scoring two worldies in the last three minutes of games.
“We could have seen the game out better and that is what we have to look at going forward. We needed to keep the ball and not think it was safe just to defend our box. It isn’t. If we kept the ball and played two touch then they would have found it more difficult to score because we would have had the ball.
“We should have got on the ball, put it up our shirt and then say to them go on then get it off us”