David Artell has told the club’s official website that he cannot accept the performance that saw us lose 3-0 to Burton Albion on Saturday. The Railwaymen produced arguably one of their worst 45 minutes of the season to concede three goals to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s in-form Brewers.
Burton striker, Kane Hemmings, helped himself to a first half hat-trick at the Alexandra Stadium to end our unbeaten home run that had impressively stemmed over 11 matches.
David told crewealex.net: “In the first half, I thought some of our players looked too comfortable. They are professionals and when you question their work ethic and attitude, it is uncomfortable for them but they needed telling.
“I shouted at them at half-time because I felt a lot of them were not running around enough. We all saw it and it was disappointing because I cannot remember the last time we had one like that.
“I told them at half-time and at the final whistle because it wasn’t acceptable. If I think that it was acceptable then perhaps I wouldn’t be the right man for the job.
He added: “My team don’t do that. I cannot accept it from my team and the players know. I have told them for years that I would only shout at them if they don’t run around or pass the ball to each other, so I shouted at them on Saturday.”