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"We Know That Jimmy's Burton Are A Tough Nut To Crack"

17 September 2021

Artell on the challenge of facing a highly organised and efficient Burton side.

David Artell has watched Burton Albion in action this season and says that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has made them extremely hard to break down.

The Alex host the Brewers at the Mornflake Stadium this weekend, still searching for that fist league win of the season after we were a bit unfortunate not to register it at Shrewsbury last weekend.

Crewe enjoyed the greater of the possession and certainly created the better chances but we couldn’t find that second half winner that our play probably deserved over the 90 plus minutes. Crewe had to settle for a point after coming from a goal down.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s home clash with Burton, Artell told us: “I have watched Burton this season and they are hard to beat. They are hard to beat and they come and get after you.

“They have a lot of athleticism in the team but also have some good footballers and potential match winners. It will be a tough game because Jimmy has them highly organised and they offer different types of threats.

“We have to be ready for it and prepare to match their work ethic.

“In some ways, last week at Shrewsbury felt like the first game of the season and this one in many ways feels like it is the first home game.

He added: “We have to rise to the challenge and if we can improve again on what we did last week at Shrewsbury and be more clinical when we get chances then the result will take care of itself.”

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