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Artell: "Our Decision Making Got Better"

4 September 2018

David Artell hailed his side’s comeback against Tranmere Rovers that saw us win at Prenton Park for the first time in 18 years. Crewe fought back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 thanks to two goals from Chris Porter, a header from Alex Nicholls and a late winner from midfielder James Jones.

Artell believes that as our decision making improved, our hopes of turning around the tie greatly improved.

Following a remarkable 4-3 win, Artell told the club’s official website: “It was a Dario type win. I think we played as poorly as we have done this season in the first half, other than Colchester - but to their great credit they kept going. The players deserve great credit for coming back and their effort has seen us turn it around.

“The decision making of all of them apart from two or three was poor but it got better. We just had to play our football and make better decisions and we began to do that. For the last 25 minutes I think the gulf in the two teams was as great as it ever was in the entire game.

“We have won away and we had scored four goals, so that is very pleasing. The players have to believe that they can go to any away ground in this league and get a result. We dug in, kept going and smelt blood in the closing stages.

“I thought Chris Porter was terrific, Perry was terrific and Nicholls was good in his role. James Jones’ decision making was not so good but he has got in there and scored the winning goal. That shows his character of him and the other lads, they kept going.”

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