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Artell: "Mental Resilence Improves With Fightbacks"

16 January 2019

David Artell believes that our late goals against Morecambe and Newport County AFC has started to add more mental resilience to the side.

The Railwaymen have fought back from 2-1 down at Morecambe to draw in stoppage time and then did likewise against Newport to claim all three points deep into injury time. It was a remarkable comeback with the Alex trailing 2-1 in the 88th minute.

Artell says that there is really character in the dressing room and they just have to show more often in games.

David told the club’s official website: “Scoring late goals is a good habit to have. Look at Norwich in the Championship. They have come back in the last 10 minutes more than anyone and that isn’t luck - that is mental resilience.

“They wouldn’t like to be in that situation in the first place but they have shown great character to come back. Bury did the same against the MK Dons on Saturday.

“We haven’t done that enough this season. We did it in the Checkatrade at Tranmere to comeback from 3-1 down and now in the last two games against Morecambe and Newport.

David added: “That gives us more mental resilience to make sure we stay in games. When we are behind, 1-0 or even 2-0, it isn’t over. That is what you have to believe and coming back in games adds to that belief.”  


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