Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that the club will be aiming to mount a push for those promotion places next season after falling short of the play-offs this time around.
The Alex boss has gone on record to say that it has been a decent return to League One after a four year absence for his side – but he has been left frustrated that we didn’t collate enough points to have a chance of literally gate-crashing the top six.
Crewe host neighbouring Shrewsbury Town this Sunday to end the season and Artell is eyeing a positive climax before attention quickly turns to next season.
Artell told crewealex.net: “If people think that I am happy just to survive in this league then they are mistaken. If the players, staff and even supporters believe that that is acceptable then it is my job to shift their mind-set.
“My aim whilst I am manager is to try all I can to get this club back in the Championship. We have had a real go at it and fallen a bit short but there is room for improvement and the players will have a year of playing at this level under their belts.
“Of course, it is going to be difficult because it is a competitive league and we have the lowest budget in the league and have probably overachieved on that, but we are all striving to get better here.
“We have to believe we can get there as a collective and we will be doing everything we can this summer to try and improve us.”