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Artell On Swindon Loss

27 January 2018

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says it is ridiculous that we have scored five goals in two games and have no points to show for it. Crewe were very good for large parts of today’s game but collapsed in the last 20 minutes to eventually lose 4-3 at the County Ground.

Artell says that the manner in which we are shipping goals is making us our own worst enemies as we try to move away from the bottom places. After witnessing another lead slip away from us, the disappointed Alex boss said: “If we are 3-1 up away from home and then to perform like we did in the last half an hour then that can happen.

“They cannot work things out and little, minor things that happen in the game are catastrophic for some of them. They go on to make poor decisions when they just need to relax, see it through and keep the ball. They need to be professional and see the game out and some of them struggle with that.

“It is ridiculous that we have scored five goals in two games and do not have a point to show for it. If you are scoring goals and creating chanced then that gives you a chance but we have to cope better with set-backs in the game.

“We are doing just enough to lose games at the minute by the odd goal but that is the opposite to what we need to be doing. We were good and deserved to be 3-1 up but then we have to keep possession better and be a lot more resolute in our defending. We cannot see the games out and then we had Zooms sent-off. We lost Dave Richards’ through injury and Raynes has done his shoulder, so he won’t play next week.

“We will be working hard on stopping goals and we will look at the personnel because we may have to make some changes. The window is still open, so that is also an option because we have to put things right. We have to be far more resolute because today, Swindon had a sniff with 20 minutes and we let them back into the game and I don’t think they had to be particularly brilliant either.”

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