Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell doesn’t want his team to have a mountain to climb in the second half of the season after dropping unnecessary points on the road.
The Alex have a tough Christmas programme to content with starting away at 9th placed Forest Green this weekend. That is followed by a double header at home against league leaders Lincoln City and Stevenage before a trip to Ryan Lowe’s Bury on New Years’ Day.
David told crewealex.net: “We have let a lot of points go astray this season when we shouldn’t have. We should be in a much more comfortable position but we are not.
“What we need to avoid is what happened last season when we gave ourselves too much of a mountain to climb. We need to be a lot closer and that can only happen if we can string some results together.
"This group is capable of doing that because I’ve said all season that there are not too many stand out teams this year. Lincoln and MK Dons are strong and Colchester were very good when we played them.
The boss added:“We all have to work harder and those who have played well cannot afford to rest on their laurels. There is room for improvement in every aspect and that is what needs to be happening if we should be where we should be.”