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Artell Demands More Care In The Final Third After Spurned Chances In Cambridge

15 March 2019

David Artell has told the club’s official website that his Crewe Alexandra side have to take more care with their finishing after producing another away blank at Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

The Railwaymen have now gone three games without a goal and Artell was left to bemoan some more missed opportunities at the Abbey Stadium. The game ended goalless to give Crewe a point and halt our recent run of three straight losses. If we had taken our chances then it could have been a comfortable away win.

The Crewe boss told crewealexnet: “I said after the game on Tuesday evening that it felt like a defeat and it definitely did. We should have come away with three points but we didn’t. We should have won 3-0 or something like but we didn’t and you cannot put that down to bad luck.

“We have to be more careful with our finishing and better with that decision making. We had some great chances on Tuesday and we didn’t score.

“We kept a clean-sheet and that was important because we hadn’t kept one for a while. It was good to get back to that and we have been defending reasonably well. What we need to be is more clinical and start, as a collective, sticking the ball in the net. We have to take those chances better.

“It is easy to point the finger at the strikers, but there are a few more who could chip in with some goal and assists. When Chris (Porter) was scoring goals almost in every game recently, he was getting those chances and we have to get back to doing that and playing to his and the others strengths.”

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