David Artell firmly believes that his Crewe Alexandra side can get back on track with a positive result against Harry Kewell’s Notts County at the weekend.
Crewe have suffered back-to-back home defeats to Port Vale in the league and Manchester City’s Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy after previously building some real momentum with three games unbeaten going into the first local derby of the season.
The Crewe boss believes that there is no reason why we cannot get back to doing that again and build some momentum again with some positive results in what will be a busy October.
Following the 4-1 defeat to the City youngsters at Gresty Road, David said: "As we all know confidence plays a big part, form plays a big part, belief plays a big part. You only have to look at Accrington Stanley last season.
"Were they the most gifted team in the league? Were they the brightest team? Did they live the game? I’m pretty certain the answer is no to all of them – but they won the league.
"That’s because they got on a roll and that belief did come and they were playing at the top of their game and they’re doing well again this year, for the same reasons. You’ve got to give them massive credit for that. We could do exactly the same.
"You've got to really understand what it is that makes you successful and that’s what it’s got to be. We haven’t become a bad team in four days."