David Artell has praised the professionalism of his midfield player James Jones after he popped up with a late winner at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night. The former Scotland Under-21 International was handed a rare start in the league this season due to Paul Green’s suspension and he duly gabbed his opportunity with both hands by sealing a 2-1 win right at the death.
Artell was full of praise for the former Academy graduate because he has endured a frustrating opening to the new season in terms of minutes on the first-team pitch.
The boss told crewealex.net: “It was great to see Jonah popping up in the box trying to score. He nearly got his toe to one just before he scored. He couldn’t quite reach the pull back from Chris (Porter) but he was in there again in the 90th minute and his determination to get in there and has got us the three points.
“It was his chance, so for him to be there in the 90th minute to score the winning goal is testament to his professionalism over the last few weeks. To be able to be that fit and get in there in the last minute of the game is terrific.
“He deserves massive credit for that and we were all delighted for him and for us. It meant that what should have been a draw ended in three points.”