David Artell has told the club’s official website that he had no problem at all with Paul Green electing to take the penalty that was awarded to us at Newport County on Saturday.
Green saw his tame effort saved by Joe Day and he couldn’t turn in the rebound as the Welsh side survived our best chance of getting level.
Artell says that he encourages those players who are confident enough to take a spot-kick to take one.
He told us: “I always think that if a player feels confident enough to take a penalty then he should take it.
“There is no point trying to force someone to take one. That only puts pressure on them. There is no point doing that if a player doesn’t fancy it or hasn’t played well. It is all about confidence and Paul scored his last one at Lincoln.
“His record is good. He told us that he hasn’t previously missed one but he didn’t score this one.
“A penalty is only a good one if it goes in and this one didn’t, so it wasn’t a good penalty. It is as simple as that.”