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Artell: "It's A Chance Missed"

5 May 2021

Boss says dropped points have cost us 'exciting end to the season'

David Artell believes that just the slight inconsistency of his Crewe Alexandra side have cost them ‘an exciting end to the season’.

Crewe host Shrewsbury Town for the season’s final game of the season this Sunday but with both clubs in middle table, there is not much riding on the game apart from three points, pride and a potential higher finish in the League One table.

Although satisfied with our return to League One, the Crewe Alexandra manager believes it could have been even more successful. If Crewe can defeat Steve Cotterill’s side this weekend and results go in our favour, the Railwaymen can finish in the top half of the table just over 12 months after securing promotion.

Artell told “We have not been consistent enough this season and that has cost us a potential exciting end to the season.

“We have had an 11 game unbeaten run and I wouldn’t have thought there have been many teams who have done that. There will be some who probably have but we also had a few draws in there as well. We need to turn those draws into a few more wins.

“I am sure that most people would take where we are for our first season back in League One, but there is also a tinge of a chance missed. That is the long and short of it. We should have more points than we have and because we dropped that number, it has cost us a chance of really pushing for those play-off places.

He added: “We have made a real fist of it this season and it has been tough with everything that has come with it, but we are aiming higher and I am constantly after improvement.”

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