Youngster Luke Offord was the first to hold his hands up and apologise for the mistake he made in conceding that match defining penalty against Bolton Wanderers on Friday evening. Offord’s attempted chest back to his goalkeeper, David Richards, allowing Bakaygo to get a touch on it and invite the foul.
Crewe had held Bolton to a goalless first half and the penalty award finally broke the deadlock. Bakayogo himself added a second goal just four minutes later and Bolton went on to win the game 2-0.
David Artell told the club’s official website: “Luke held his hands up afterwards because he knew it was a poor mistake. He was comfortable enough to do that and that is the environment we have created in the dressing room.
“He made a mistake, he didn’t do it on purpose and he apologised to his teammates afterwards. When you treat people properly then they are open enough to do that.
He added: “We don’t want them to be doing that too often because we don’t want them making those types of mistakes in the first place. Luke is still a young player and he will move on quickly.”