David Artell says that everyone at Crewe Alexandra is keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground. The Railwaymen have made a promising start to the new season and currently occupy second place in the League Two table but Artell says that it is a marathon not a short sprint and that his players have to remain completely focussed.
Crewe travel to third placed Cheltenham Town this weekend and Artell is looking for our impressive away form to continue. Crewe have won four and lost just once on the road in unfortunate circumstances at Newport.
Artell told the club’s official website: “We’re getting some plaudits and it’s lovely, but what have we achieved? Nothing yet.
“I don’t want to sound pessimistic or negative, we are doing fine, but there is a long way to go.
“We have got a few tough games coming up, let’s see where we are after the next 10 games.
“The league table suggests there is a consistency there, but it’s just 10 games.
“It has been built on the back end of last season, and that was built on some tinkering and changing we did in the first half of last season when there we some real positive signs.
He added: “Nobody will get carried away. This is a good group. The Dad’s Army set the good standards and the young boys drive them on.
“As staff we have to make sure we don’t rest on our laurels, there are still huge areas to work on.”