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Artell Looking For More Clinical Finishing

27 September 2018

David Artell is looking for his Crewe Alexandra side to be more ruthless in front of goal after scoring just once in our last three fixtures. Crewe Alexandra are rather unlucky not to have registered a goal or a victory away from home in League Two. Our goalless draw at Cheltenham Town last time out was our first away point of the season but we have arguably deserved more.

Artell has given all four of his main strikers a chance and he has alternated the partnerships to see if he can formulate a more potent one. Jordan Bowery partnered Chris Porter for the first time in our local derby against Port Vale, but they were starved of service in a disappointing second half showing. Vale went on to win the game 1-0.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Notts County the Alex boss said: "We need to score a few more goals, I think everyone knows that. We’ve stopped shipping them, bar Colchester. I know we conceded four against Manchester City’s Under-21s but I think that was slightly different.

“We won’t face a team in League Two who can play like they can.

"In the league, we’ve stopped shipping goals and we’ve got to make sure we’re as potent at the other end and as ruthless as we have been in the defending box."

 “It’s not rocket science – they’ve got to perform. It’s what they get paid to do and that’s what we’ve got to get out of them.

The boss added: “We’ve got to go there full of beans. We had a great point at Cheltenham last time out in the last away game and we’ve got to build on that."

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