David Artell believes that in-form striker Jordan Bowery is getting his rewards in front of goal for his tirelessly running for the team and his desire to get into the opposition penalty area.
Bowery’s winning goal at Newport County on Saturday was his sixth goal in his past five games and his 11th of the season.
The former Aston Villa and Chesterfield forward, 26, is in the best form of his career in terms of goals to games ratio and Artell is delighted for him.
Artell told crewealex.net: “Jordan is a good player. I’ve said it before, you don’t get signed by Aston Villa and play in the Premier League if you are not.
“He is getting his rewards now because he is a hard runner. He is always looking to run in behind or get into the box. He says himself that when our midfield players are on that half turn, he is off towards the box.
“The good thing about his goal at Newport was not only that finished it off but he didn’t stop and admire his pass to Charlie. He played a great little pass into him but he also followed it in.
The boss added: "If you watch it back, we had Jordan in the middle, Harry McKirdy on one side and Ainley on the other side, so it was going to fall to one of them. It was great following up from us and it proved to be the winning goal.”