David Artell says it is a striker’s instinct to try and claim any goal they can. Artell was referring to his experienced forward Chris Porter after his back post header was headed into his own net by Scott Smith in last night’s Papa John’s Trophy tie.
Porter, 37, is hunting down his 50th goal for Crewe Alexandra and the 200th of his career, where he is just five short of that landmark.
Artell said after our 2-0 win over Wigan at Mornflake Stadium: “If you know Chris Porter like I know him, you will know that he will try to claim that second goal. That is the instinct of a forward and they don’t care if it comes off their nose, toe, was on goal or not on goal, if they think they can add another goal to their numbers then they will try.
“It is not up to me to decide, it is up to the goals panel or whoever decides these things. I hope he does get it and if he doesn’t and has to wait for his 50th goal for us then I am sure it will come soon enough.”