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Artell: "Fate Remains In Our Own Hands"

24 January 2018

Following back-to-back defeats, David Artell accepts that his Crewe Alexandra side have been dragged back into a relegation scrap, but he stresses that our destiny remains very much in own hands.

The Crewe boss has seen a positive Christmas and a nine-point gap evaporate to only three points over the last couple weeks, but he remains optimistic that things will change in our favour once again.

Following the 3-2 home defeat by Wycombe on Saturday, Crewe remained in 20th position in the League table but our advantage over the relegation drop zone has now been cut to three points.

The Crewe boss told us: “The clubs around us have recruited players but we cannot worry about that. Chesterfield are a big club and have the resources to go out and bring players in. Forest Green’s owner is spending money like it is going out of fashion because they don’t want to go back into the National League.

“That is up to them and we can’t control that. The only thing we have to focus on is winning football matches of our own. It doesn’t matter what other clubs are doing. We can only control what we do and we are capable of doing it and getting results.

David added: “We have shown that we can do it. We did it reasonably well over Christmas and now we have to get back to winning games. I don’t think anyone could say that we haven’t been a bit unfortunate not to have picked something up against Carlisle and Wycombe. We had chances to be out of sight in both games, but we haven’t taken them and that has to improve.”

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