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Artell: "Valuable Lessons Taken From Newport Loss"

14 August 2018

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell believes that it will be a valuable lesson learned following the 1-0 defeat to Newport County on Saturday. The Alex failed to build on their emphatic 6-0 hammering of Morecambe on the opening day of the season and suffered their first defeat of the campaign in South Wales.

Although Crewe never reached the heights of the Morecambe performance at Rodney Parade, the Railwaymen still had enough chances to have collected at least a point.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Fleetwood Town, the boss stated: “We will have to learn quickly. A sign of a good side is picking up points when you don’t play well. We should have done that at Newport and picked up at least a point.

“Goals change games and we had a chance to do that from the penalty spot. If that had gone in then we had 15 minutes to go on and try and win the game.

“When you get level towards the end of a game, it rocks the opposition and we missed the opportunity to do that. We have to quickly move on and now we face a good side in Fleetwood.

“They are a league higher and they will be wanting to get through and to impress their new manager, so we will have to be right at it.”

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