Artell praises fans role as they help us get over the line against Northampton
Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell is hopeful that the return of supporters to the Alexandra Stadium will again make a difference against Plymouth Argyle this evening.
Our former striker, Ryan Lowe, brings his Plymouth side to Gresty Road looking to end their winless run of five matches.
Crewe were allowed 2,000 supporters in for the first time against Northampton on Saturday and the Alex boss believes they played a key part in the late victory. Ryan Wintle scored deep into injury time after Northampton were penalised for time wasting.
Artell told crewealex.net: “I am sure that anyone who came to the game on Saturday will want to come again against Plymouth. I am sure they had missed their football and that sense of community on Saturday, so to win it in injury time was the perfect way to welcome them back.
“I am sure they went home entertained and happy after seeing their team take it right to the death. I would think they saw some really good football that was above the level. We have to strive to be like in every game.
“The fans played their part in the win and it was great to have them back with us.
“As I said after the game, I came out for the warm up and the fans applauded me. I have not had that in my managerial career before and it was terrific.
“They were terrific and they made the referee aware that they were using delaying tactics when the ball went out of play. It helped us.
He added: “I want them to replicate that against Plymouth and thereafter. They have a huge part to play now they are allowed back.”