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'Players Should Have No Complaints If They Are Left Out"

16 March 2021

David Artell has told the club’s official website that none of his players who featured on Saturday against Burton Albion can ‘have no complaints’ if they are left out at Northampton at the weekend.

Artell was angered by his team’s performance in the 3-0 defeat to the Brewers and the Crewe Alexandra staff will go through the DVD in great detail with the entire squad to make sure that type of display does not occur again.

Crewe have a free mid-week to concentrate on improving aspects of our play ahead of the weekend trip to the Sixfields Stadium.

Artell told “I don’t think any of the players who played last weekend could have any complaints if they are left out. If they come knocking on my door on Friday then there is going to be a short response really. It is as simple as that.

“The players have to understand the gravity of it because defeats in football happen for a reason, they have to and they have to see the consequences of performing like that. Those reasons have to be addressed because too many times this season we have shown enough belief and resilience.

“There have been some very good performances as well but ones where we have settled for where we are. Take the Lincoln game recently, it was like that they are 2nd in the league and this is going to be tough. It was tough because they are a very good side but the mind-set has to be better.

“We have to be ambitious and drive ourselves forward by becoming more consistent.”

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