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Artell: "I Wouldn't Disagree With Giving Him The Man-Of-The-Match Award"

22 January 2020

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell praised his substitutions for their impact on the 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. Callum Ainley scored the equaliser in the 95th minute whilst Oliver Finney injected positivity in to the Alex attack.

The boss was happy to see his side leave Moss Rose with a point after trailing for the entire second half. A Paul Green own goal gave Macclesfield the lead which they tried to valiantly defend.

"I thought the substitutes really helped. I thought Oli Finney for 40 minutes was the best player on the pitch. I wouldn't disagree with giving him the man-of-the-match award. I thought he played well, although Callum scored the goal it was Oli who looked lively.

"I've got to give massive credit to Fred Barber. He was the one who told Callum to go and stand near the keeper for the corner. The reason why? Because, the last corner was headed down in that area and we had nobody there to put it in. We got a little scramble and next thing you know it's in the net.

"It doesn't matter if it's from three yards or 30 yards, they all count. Oli deserves that. He's had to wait for his chance; goals like that are really important even if they are from small cameos.


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