Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that he is not feeling any extra pressure as the season ticks away into the last few months of the campaign. With 11 games remaining, the Railwaymen remain in a relegation dogfight but the Alex boss remains confident that we have enough ability to be safe come May.
David explained to the official website: “A football manager regardless of what level he is at is under constant pressure. That is part of the job but I don’t feel under any more pressure because of our league position. I have always put pressure on myself to perform and to strive to improve.
“I certainly wouldn’t transmit that pressure onto the players. It doesn’t do them any good at all. I have had it when I played. I’ve played for a manager, who was under pressure to get results and it didn’t help me. You could sense it in the dressing room and around the place. It doesn’t help anybody.
“All I will do is concentrate on the job and make sure the players are as prepared as they can be. The only pressure the players should be the pressure they put on themselves to perform to the best of their ability. That is all you can ask.
“Our last performance at Lincoln shows that they are can do and they have to go out and replicate that and then replicate it again and then again. That is the objective.”