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Artell: "Sure My Squad Will Be Tested"

7 November 2018

In the wake of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Northampton Town, David Artell admits that his options for change are ‘sure to be tested’ when the Alex take on Carlisle United in the FA Cup.

After playing so well at Stevenage and then at Yeovil, the Crewe boss was left frustrated with our first half display at the Sixfields Stadium. Crewe never hit the standard and although we rallied and improved in the second 45 minutes we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough on the day.

Artell has told the club’s official website that ‘no-one could have any complaint in being left out this weekend’ following that performance.

Ahead of the visit of Carlisle in the first round of the FA Cup, the Crewe manager said: “We had too many players well below the standard last week. You cannot expect to get a result when only three or four of your players are playing anywhere near what they are capable of.

“I don’t think anyone would have any grounds to complain if they were left out this weekend. That is the business we are in. You have to play well to stay in the team. I am not sure I will have them knocking on my door if they are left out.

He added: “I have a good squad of players and I am sure it will be tested.”

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