Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that he will continue to stick by his younger players even when they are going through a difficult patch on the pitch. Artell understands the club’s philosophy of providing our own with every opportunity to show that they can make the step up to first-team level.
A case in point is Oli Finney, who has had to wait patiently for his chance at first team level, and Artell is the first to admit that Crewe are unique in the fact that we stand by our players rather than discard and release them if we feel the potential is there.
David told the club’s official website: “While I am in charge that philosophy of playing our own kids won’t change. It is what the club is all about and we have to be patient with them. When they are going through a tough time, like some of them are now or have done in the past, we have to stick with them and help them come through it.
“We all have bad games as players and it is important to move on and not let it consume you too much.
“We talk to our young players as much as we can to reassure them and let them know about the strengths they possess because they are good players. They wouldn’t be here or been offered professional contracts if we didn’t think they were good enough.
He added: “We will continue to work with them and stand by them as much as we can because they will come through it.”