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"With Chances Like That, Ports Is Your Man"

1 March 2021

Boss praise as Porter nets two in two on his return to the starting XI

David Artell has credited Chris Porter on his return to his starting line-up in the last two matches. The 37-year-old has scored in both games against promotion hunting Accrington Stanley and Sunderland and the Alex manager says that if you want a chance to drop to anyone in the box in the red and white of Crewe, then it is Porter.

The vastly experienced striker has made his living from scoring goals and leading the lines for clubs such as Sheffield United, Derby County and Motherwell over many successful years in the game.

Artell told “If you want a chance to drop inside the box then Ports is your man. He has an incredible knack of being in the right place to score goals. He has come back into the team and has scored two goals from a total of about six and half yards out.

“The Sunderland lad scored a worldie from 35 yards on Saturday but it counts the same as Chris’s from about six. The record books don’t show the yards they were scored from.

“Chris was on the end of another lovely move. Ryan has played Mika in behind and he has put over a perfect cross and Chris couldn’t miss, but he has to be in the position to take it.

“That’s his business, to be right in there when chances like that are created. That is what his job his and he has done it throughout his career.”



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