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"My Players Don't Feel Any More Pressure Because We Are Up There"

4 February 2020

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell has told that no-one in his camp is feeling any added pressure. Artell believes that there is no pressure on his team as no-one predicted that the Railwaymen would be up there at the top end of League Two for much of the season.

Crewe have moved into second place behind leaders Swindon following our splendid comeback win at Walsall at the weekend.

Artell says that his players have become accustomed to playing key games at the top of the table this season.

He said: “I don’t think there is any added pressure because we are in the top three. We have been in those top places now for much of the season. We have been first, second, third or fourth for a while now and the players just get on with it.

“I don’t think there is any pressure on us. We have the third lowest budget in the division and no-one expected us to be up there. Everyone expected us to fall away but we are still there.

“Pressure is not creeping up on us and they are not feeling it. They just carry on as normal and they know they just have to keep on doing what they are doing. The pressure isn’t on us.

“All we think about is the next one, then the next one and as I’ve said, I am not a believer in pressure applying to being a professional footballer. A surgeon is under pressure. We are not, no one dies from our mistakes.”

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