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Artell: "I'm Sure We Will All Look Forward To The Derby Games Next Year"

6 April 2018

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has admitted that he was a tad embarrassed after allowing his emotions to get the better of him following Charlie Kirk’s late equaliser against Port Vale on Monday, but he says that it will be the fixture everyone will be looking for again when the fixtures are released in June.

Kirk’s 93rd minute goal sparked incredible scenes of jubilation at Gresty Road and Artell admits that he was overwhelmed to celebrate with his players and supporters.

Artell told “My emotions got the better of me and that is why I ended up celebrating with the players and some of the fans. It is difficult not to lose yourself briefly when you score an equaliser in the 93rd minute but I am not proud of it. I was a bit embarrassed when I watched it back but that that is what football can do to you.

“I thought the game was a really good one. The players for both sides were a credit to their clubs and the referee handled it very well. He was excellent and he stopped things getting out of his control. I told him that afterwards.

“Neil (Aspin) and his staff were good afterwards and felt that they hadn’t done enough to win the game. I think it was a really entertaining game and I’m sure the fans, staff, players and press will all be looking forward to the two games again next year.”

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