David Artell admitted that his Crewe Alexandra side didn’t take advantage of taking the lead against Doncaster Rovers last night and kick on to secure that second league win of the season, but in looking for positives, the performance of the recalled Billy Sass-Davies was one.
The Wales Under-21 International looked composed and assured in a back three and one slip aside was arguably the best performer on the pitch. His night’s work also saw him provide an excellent assist for Chris Porter’s opeing goal in the eventual 1-1 draw.
As a former centre-half himself, Artell was delighted with the contribution of another of the club’s Academy graduates.
Artell told crewealex.net: “I thought Billy Sass-Davies was probably the best player on the pitch. Not that he had a lot of things to do, but I thought he was extremely competent in what he did when called upon to make important actions.
“He stuck out a leg for the goal, it was a terrific assist. They all thought the ball was going out of play, bang he is there and Ports couldn’t miss. It was those little things that people may or may not have seen but we certainly valued his contribution.
He added: “He did everything expected of him. He is still a young pro, finding his feet but coming of age really quickly. I thought it was a really mature performance from him.”