David Artell says it was important to get back to winning ways against Wigan Athletic in the Football League Trophy. Crewe defeated the Latics 2-0 to advance in the competition with a game against Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s to spare and Artell has told the club’s official website that developing a winning habit will be important going forward.
The Alex will go into next weekend’s away game at Fleetwood on the back of just one defeat in 8 games, but Artell admits that there have been too many draws in that sequence. He wants his players to turn more into wins and start to move up the League One table.
Artell: “It was nice to qualify with a game to spare in the competition. That is a good achievement because I thought we had a tough mini-group. We had two League One sides and Wolves’ Under-21s. You usually get a League Two side in there but this time we didn’t and it was tough.
“To get through is good and we will look to win the last group game as well against Wolves. We want to get in the habit of winnings game and the Wolves game will be no different. We approach every game looking to win and we need to turn some of those draws we have had recently into wins.
“When you consider that we picked up points at Rotherham and Plymouth that was a step in a right direction but last weekend against Cambridge felt like a loss after what happened in the last ten minutes.
“We all know that we should have gone on to have won that game and that is what we have to learn from.“