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Players Will Be Disappointed Every Week to Be Left Out But That's Football...

13 December 2018

Gaffer on the job of making bold decisions when it comes to selection.

David Artell says he will continue to make bold decisions in terms of selection because that is the main job of being a football manager. The Alex boss has food for thought for the weekend trip to Exeter City after we performed poorly against Oldham Athletic last time out.

The Alex boss only has midfielder Paul Green unavailable but even he has made a successful return to training and is likely to play for the Under-23s next week.

Club captain George Ray is fit and available after coming off the bench against Oldham Athletic and that could result in changes in both defence and in midfield because of Perry Ng’s versatility. The Crewe boss could also be tempted to make a change in the forward positions after Crewe drew another blank against the Latics.

With the threat of changes, it has certainly kept the players on their toes in training this week.

Artell, who has never been afraid to make tough decisions when it comes to team selection said: “I have a lot of options because we virtually have a fully fit squad to choose from.

“As a manager you have to make bold decisions. That is my job and it is only based on what is right for the team and giving ourselves the best chance of getting a result. There will be unhappy players who are not involved but their challenge is to make sure they train well and play well in the Under-23s to make sure they are involved next time.

“We are all in this together and I’m sure I will need them all at some point, so they have to be ready.”

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