David Artell was delighted to see his Crewe Alexandra record their first away win of the season and score four goals in the process to win 4-3 at Tranmere Rovers last night.
A spirited Crewe gallantly fought back from 3-1 down to win our opening Checkatrade Trophy group match and Artell was pleased that the players have proved that they can produce on the road after previously losing three away games on the bounce.
The Crewe boss says it is imperative that his players believe that they can rise to the challenge of winning games more consistently on our travels.
Artell told the club’s official website: “When we play at home I can see it in the players eyes that they believe they are going to go out there and perform. They smell blood and have confidence in their ability to go out in front of the home fans and get the job done.
“Now we are not going to win every game at home but we need to transfer some of that belief into the away games.
“They have to understand the power of momentum and that it isn’t lost on the road because they don’t have as many fans behind them cheering every good thing they do.
“When they put a good move together at home, or create a chance or win a corner that is usually cheered by the fans. Away that doesn’t happen as much but they have to put that aside and keep going.
The boss added: “They did that last night. They deserve great credit for keeping themselves going. They created chances and build that momentum to get back into the game.”