David Artell admits that after the first ten games of the season he was worried about the future of Harry Kewell as a manager at this level, but he has not been surprised that the former Leeds and Liverpool player has been able to transform Crawley’s fortunes.
Artell is an admirer of the way Crawley have played this season and is expecting a tough final away game of the season this Saturday.
The Crewe boss told us: “I was honestly worried about Harry after about 10 games of the season because Crawley had found it tough, but being the experienced and excellent professional footballer he was, he knew what was needed and the run they went on was terrific.
“The results they had were incredible and he deserves great credit for the way it turned around there. They got into the safety of mid-table and although they have tailored off a bit, they are still a very good side.
“They play the right way under Harry. They like to pass the ball and I went to watch them at Notts County and they won 2-0. They dominated the game and stood up to their physicality and were very good on the counter attack.
“They are a good side and we have to play better than we did last Saturday to get a result. “