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Artell: "We Were Good At The Other Side Of The Game"

19 October 2020

Alex had to dig in to pick up a point against Blackpool at the weekend says gaffer.

David Artell was pleased that his Crewe Alexandra side showed the other side of the game to make sure we collected something from Saturday’s game against Blackpool. Neil Critchley’s side dominated sections of the game but it was Crewe who took a second half lead through leading scorer Mikael Mandron.

The visitors hit back with 20 minutes left through Gavin Ward and overall a point apiece was probably the fairest result on the day.

Artell told the club’s official website: “We are three games unbeaten in the league, four overall and conceded one goal, so we are pleased. It is too early yet to see where we could end up because this is a tough league but we are heading in the right direction.

“We have become harder to beat and that goes back to the Hull game when we were unfortunate to concede in the last five minutes.

“The players did what was required on Saturday to make sure we got something from the game. They deserve great credit for the way they have defended and what they have taken on board. It was a  tough week all round and they stuck at it and came through with a point.

“It wasn’t a vintage attacking performance from us but we are going to have games like that. Our defensive shape was good and they got their reward. There is still plenty to work on with all of them but we were pleased with the way we dug in to get a result.

He added: “It is good to see the players reaping the rewards of the work we have done defensively on the training ground.”

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