Chris Porter notched his sixth goal of the season via the penalty spot against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening. It is 12 out of 12 from the spot for the vastly experienced forward since arriving at Crewe in the summer of 2017.
The 37-year-old has certainly been used more sparingly this season with a foot injury limiting his involvement in the early part of the season.
The arrival of Mikael Mandron this summer has increased competition for the forward positions and David Artell says he can continue to rely on the former Sheffield United and Derby County.
The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “Chris is the team to score goals and I thought his hold up play On Tuesday (at Fleetwood) was excellent too.
“Chris is a terrific professional and a great bloke. He was part of the Dad’s Army last season with the other two (Nicky Hunt and Paul Green) and is the last man standing now but we don’t have to worry about Chris.
The boss added: “It is business as usual for him. He just wants to help the team by scoring goals and leading the line. The front three worked hard on Tuesday and that has given us food for thought as we went with a different three and they showed they could do it.”