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Boss Praise For Ice Cool Porter

12 February 2019

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has praised the coolness from the spot of the veteran striker Chris Porter. The former Derby County, Sheffield United and Colchester United striker took his tally to nine goals for the season with another well-taken penalty to put us 2-1 up at Macclesfield on Saturday.

Despite taking the lead three times at the Moss Rose, Crewe had to settle for a point following a thrilling 3-3 in the Cheshire derby.

Artell says that Porter’s goal tally this season may have been bolstered by four penalties but he boss says he is showing great composure in tucking the away.

David told the club’s official website: “It was good to see two of the forwards amongst the goals on Saturday. That is what you want to see and it was also great to see us scoring from a set play as well. We haven’t done that enough this season but we have in the last few games, so that was a real positive.

“Ports has nine for the season and that is a terrific return because he has not played as much as he would have liked in the first half of the season. He wasn’t too happy about that but he is a great professional Chris.

“He has scored some penalties but he has to score them. He has also won two of them and got up and scored them at crucial times in a game as well. It isn’t easy and he has shown great composure.”

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