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Artell: "It's Been More Evolution, Not Revolution"

12 September 2019

After only making three new signings during the summer transfer window, questions were raised about David Artell's decision not to make further additions.

The Crewe Alexandra manager has explained the importance of keeping a settled squad together & making small but important changes to keep a positive momentum & says he's pleased to have only made little tinkers to his side as supposed to wholsesale  changes like many other Clubs do.

The reward so far has been evident with his side picking up where they left off last season - no Club has picked up more Sky Bet League Two points in 2019 than the Alex.

Artell said: “I think the first summer was a bit more revolution than evolution, but from that point on it’s been more evolution not revolution – for the last two or three transfer windows - tinkering as supposed to wholesale changes.

“You read comments after the game Saturday from Grimsby fans saying it’s a new team, let them gel, it’s the first bad performance. That might be the case, I don’t know how many they’ve brought in, but I’m thinking I’m glad we’re not in that position.

“If we were, we’d have a lot of work to do. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve got some work to do with Chuma which is fine, but we’re glad it’s only one new one to get integrated into our setup.

“That doesn’t mean to say we’re not trying to install new things into our other players, because that’s what we do constantly.

“It’s always a constant evolution what we do here.”

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