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"Development & Improvement Applies To Them All Not Just The Younger Ones"

10 February 2020

Boss says even the elders are buying into the coaching club

David Artell believes that the club’s philosophy to help improve and develop players just does not only apply to the younger ones in his squad.

The Alex boss says that he and his coaching staff put the work in out on the training ground and in the analysis room to make sure that even the more experienced players such as Chris Porter, Nicky Hunt, Paul Green and the on-loan Chuma Anene pick new things up and improve their game.

Artell and his staff are all for players becoming as effective as they can be when they play and the Crewe Alexandra manager feels that the likes of 36-year-old Porter have improved since coming to the club.

David explained to the club’s official website:  “I think even with someone like Chris (Porter) that he has become a better player because he has bought into what we do here.

“He has become a better player and uses his strengths more wisely. He had 10 goals in about 22, 23, games before he was injured this season and that is a good return.

“Chris is a top professional and he is coachable. He takes things on board and appreciates that we are trying to help him. He is willing to listen and he takes things on board quickly. He understands it and he has the faith in us to believe that if he does what we ask then he will score goals.

He added: “He wants to grow and improve and he will continue to reap the rewards of that.”

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