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Artell: "Everyone Is Disappointed That Our Run Came To An End In That Manner"

27 January 2021

Boss says that those little moments and decisions make all the difference as our 10-game unbeaten run ends in Kent.

Crewe boss David Artell says it is a disappointing that our fantastic 10-game unbeaten run in League One came to an end at Gillingham last night. Crewe arguably produced their worst 45 minutes of the season and trailed 3-0 at half-time before going on to eventually lose 4-1.

Chris Porter notched his second goal of the campaign to grab a consolation goal late on but it was too late for the Alex to contemplate getting anything from the game.

Crewe now have to prepare for the visit of Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town side on Saturday.

Artell told “The defeat ends our unbeaten run and that is disappointing. We had been on a good run and there won’t be many League One clubs going on a 10-game unbeaten run so that was a real positive for us.

“The challenge now for us, is to dust ourselves and go again against Ipswich on Saturday. We are all disappointed that the run is over and in the manner in which it went, but now we have to bounce back with a positive result against a good Ipswich side and start another one.

“We have to learn that those little details in games matter. We produced a great move after 30 seconds last night and in the end, Oli Finney wanted three touches instead of two and that gave the lad the chance to block it. Those moments and decisions make all the difference.

The disappointed Alex gaffer added: “We conceded a goal on the stroke of half time to make it 3-0 and that makes a massive difference. If we had gone in at 2-0 and then gone out and scored the first goal then you are right back in it. If it had been 2-0 and then Owen (Dale) had the chance he had inside five minutes and he doesn’t blast it over then it is 2-1 with 40 plus minutes to go. Those things matter and the players know that.”

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