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Artell: "Contentment Is Not A Word I Like"

30 April 2021

Boss pleased that we looked upwards for much of the season but he is after more...

David Artell says that our first season back in League One has been satisfactory but the demanding boss admits that ‘contentment’ is not a word he particularly likes!

Crewe travel to Bristol for their final away game of the season before finishing against Shrewsbury at home next Sunday and Artell is targeting back-to-back wins to build on the positive result at Charlton on Tuesday night.

The Crewe manager told the club’s official website: “The objective is to finish as high as you can and we have two games left to try and get another six points. That is what we intend to do.

“I think people will be content with our first season back in League One but contentment is not a word I like. I think if you are content then you are happy with your lot and I am not. I want us to be better and to get better.

“That is how I feel about it and finishing where we will finish is not the pinnacle of what we want to achieve.

“The players have shown that they can compete against some top teams but like I’ve said we have to become more consistent and get better.

“We have the creativity in the team. I saw a stat before Tuesday that showed we had made the most key passes in the division. That is no mean feat with the clubs we are up against but on the other hand, we have to become more ruthless in both boxes.

He added: “If we had been ruthless in our defending at that corner on Tuesday then Owen’s 95th minute goal would have been the winner rather than the equaliser and that is where we have to try and get to.”

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