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Artell: "The Lads & Crowd Were Terrific For Us Today"

19 April 2019

David Artell has told the club’s official website that his team thoroughly deserved to record another home win after a 2-0 win over strugglers Yeovil Town. Goals from Charlie Kirk and Tom Lowery gave Crewe a deserved win at Gresty Road and Artell was impressed again with his side’s professionalism.

Following the 2-0 win, the Alex boss told us: “I thought it was another really professional performance from us again from the first minute. We played properly, scored two goals and kept a clean-sheet.

“If there is one argument, it is that we should have scored more than we did. The margin of victory should have been more and if it had been four, five or six then there could have been no complaints really. We have shown we are capable of that and we scored six against Morecambe and Crawley, so if there is one criticism then we should have been more clinical. We just needed to be more ruthless.

“We had one chalked off when it was clearly onside. It was incorrectly given offside but that is going to happen with the officials we have at this level. I don’t think the assistant even knew Charlie had touched it and he was two yards onside when he ran onto it.

“The lads were terrific though and we want to take that into the final three games. The crowd were terrific as well, they gave Will and Billy a big cheer when they were announced in the team and then they cheered them every time they touched the ball for the first 10 minutes or so and that helped a lot. They are a knowledgeable set of fans and they helped us a lot.

“The two debutants were good weren’t they. They played properly and I cannot remember them making any wrong decisions.

“I said to Tommy before the game that he has played too many games without scoring. Jonah got one last week and Ryan scored, so how it was his turn to get one. I hope he gets the bug because he has to be more than just a tidy midfield player.

“You either score, stop or create goals, so Tommy has got to do two of those things.

On Swindon, the boss said: “It will be another tough game at Swindon. They are higher in the league and have an outside chance of the play-offs, so on that you would say it would be harder but Yeovil were a tough nut to crack. They are all difficult. Notts County was difficult for 60, 70 minutes.

“Swindon is always a tough place to go and it will be no different on Monday. We will have to play the right way, pass the ball as well as we have done in the last two games and take our chances again.”


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