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"Mikael Will Continue To Improve Here Because He Is Coachable"

10 November 2020

A good return of goals from summer signing Mandron.

David Artell believes that his leading goalscorer, Mikael Mandron, continues to improve because he is eager to learn. The 26-year-old Frenchmen came to the manager last week to ask about his movement against his former club Gillingham. Crewe lost the game 1-0 and Mandron hit the post with a poked effort in the second half.

The former Eastleigh, Gillingham and Sunderland man asked for some tactical pointers after feeling that he didn’t move as much as normal against his former club.

Artell says that the likeable striker remains coachable and isn’t surprised that he has notched six goals already this season in all competitions. He was back on the score sheet with the opener against Bolton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

David told the club’s official website: “Mikael is coachable. He is eager to learn and wants to get better and when they come to you and ask for some advice, then that is what you want as a manager or a coach.

“He isn’t the only one. Callum Ainley and Luke Murphy have spent some time with Kenny (Lunt) recently and Alex (Morris ) has spoken with some of the younger ones as well.

“They have to be coachable here and want to get better. That is what we can offer them and Mikael must love the fact that he is now also using his brain, as well as his natural ability.

“When he can combine his intelligent thinking with his football then it makes him a far bigger threat for us. He has six goals already, which has already surpassed what he got for Gillingham last season, so we are delighted that the hard work is paying off for him.

He added: “Players like Mikael and Chris, (Porter) because he has been the same since he came here, know they have to keep on adapting and learning because there will always be some younger pro, looking to take their place in the team. That’s how football works and you can always improve.”

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