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Artell: "All That Matters To Me Is Where We Are On 25th April"

14 November 2019

David Artell says he wouldn’t mind one bit if he is nominated for the League Two Manager of the Month award and not win because it would mean that his team have performed well over a number of games.

Artell was nominated for the first two months of the season but was surprisingly overlooked for October despite Crewe remaining unbeaten over the month.

Artell isn’t one for personal accolades or tributes and says all he cares about is his team performing well.

When questioned about his omission from the October nominations, the boss said: “Those things are not about me. I am not into personal accolades but it is nice to be nominated because it means the team have done well.

“We were unbeaten in October and that is all that matters to me. I don’t take too much interest in it. I think Tom was nominated for the Player award in September and didn’t win, but he got a pat on the back and a well done and it was like go and get nominated again.

“I hope all my players get nominated for awards and win them. They deserve it and if that thing floats their boat then so be it.

“All that matters to me is where we are in the league table on April 25th after our final game of the season.

“As I’ve said before when I was nominated, I don’t mind being nominated every month and never winning it, because I know that would mean that the team have had a decent month and picked up a large number of points. “

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