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Relying On Our Academy Talent Is Part Of Our DNA

25 October 2018

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says he will continue to put his faith in the club’s homegrown talent after almost picking an eleven of ‘our own’ against Yeovil Town on Tuesday.

Only goal scorer on the night, Jordan Bowery, hasn’t spent any time in the club’s Academy set-up when developing as a youngster with Corey Whelan later moving from Crewe to his boyhood heroes Liverpool to complete his scholarship and Wintle arriving a bit later from Alsager Town.

David Artell wasn’t aware that ten of his starting XI has spent time in the club’s Academy system but admits that is made the performance at Huish Park even more pleasing on the eye.

Manager Artell told the club’s official website: "I didn't pick the team on that basis but if there's 10 of the 11 being homegrown it is just part of Crewe, it's part of me, it's part of the DNA, part of the culture.

"While I'm in the job that will remain the case.

"I thought we were terrific and it's all the sweeter knowing they are homegrown.

"This football club has done it twice before and won twice.

He joked about Bowery being the odd one out: “Maybe we shouldn't have put Jordan (Bowery) in the team and stuck Lewis Reilly or Oli Finney on instead!"


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