David Artell says his in-form Crewe Alexandra side will take on Barnet with great confidence after securing seven points from our last three away trips.
The Crewe Alexandra boss says that two away wins at Lincoln and Newport and a late draw at Stevenage show that his team are more than capable of going to tricky places in this league and get a result.
Ahead of our Good Friday fixture against Martin Allen’s Bees, the boss said: “I’m sure Martin will have them fired up and the crowd will be pumped up because it is his first home game since he came back, but we have shown in recent weeks that we are more than capable of getting a positive result away from home.
“The trick will be to stay in the game and be ready for all eventualities. We have gone three unbeaten away from home and that is certainly better than going there with none in three that’s for sure.
“We have had two wins and a draw at Stevenage which at the time felt like a win. After we lost late on against Exeter there were not many giving us much of a chance at Lincoln. We then went a goal down but we hung on in there and ended up beating them comfortably. I think Lincoln had lost something like 3 games in 55 at home.
“We didn’t panic when going a goal down and we kept plugging away. It was a real shot in the arm to get that result there. It gave them belief and a sense of ‘hey, we can do this’.
“We showed great character to come back at Stevenage and Charlie’s late equaliser was deserved. Stevenage have been unbeaten at home since October.
The boss added: “The players then stood up to a Newport side that had beaten Leeds and so nearly beat Tottenham in the FA Cup. It is not an easy place to go but the players had the belief that we could go and do a job.
“We have a greater belief in ourselves now and it puts us in good stead for the remaining games.”