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'Quality Of Our Wycombe Goal Reflects The Progress We Have Made As A Team'

28 October 2021

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell believes that the quality of our team goal against Wycombe Wanderers last weekend shows how far we have come as a new team.

Substitute Tom Lowery rightly grabbed all the plaudits for his calmness in slotting home the rebound after Wycombe goalkeeper David Stockdale had save his original effort - but Artell believes that the patient build-up and passing for the goal showed real progress too.

Sadly, Lowery’s well-crafted equaliser was not enough to earn us a deserved point at Adams Park, but remained a real positive lift against one of the division’s top sides. Wycombe’s 2-1 win over Crewe was a record eighth straight home win for Gareth Ainsworth's in-form side.

Artell told the club’s official website: “There was something like 27 passes for our goal on Saturday. I’ve seen a few numbers banded around but it was high. I don’t think there are many teams who can score a goal like that in League One.

“Now we don’t want all our goals to be scored like that, it wouldn’t be possible, but it shows the work we have done and the quality we have. Not all teams can do that and it was a real positive to take away.

“It showed that we can do it and have players, who can retain possession like that. They have to have that belief in their ability because it is there. They demonstrated that with the goal and with some of our football for long periods at Wycombe.

The boss added: “Hopefully, that will help with their mindset. We still have a long way to go but it shows the progress we have made as a team.”

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