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Artell: "It's Been Tough Summer But All Part Of The Job"

8 September 2021

Boss not one to complain after summer of upheaval.

David Artell is hoping that the upheaval caused by the summer transfer window is now firmly behind us and the club can settle into the new season.

The Alex boss has stated that he faced his toughest window yet with a number of players leaving for pastures new, a couple electing to retire out of the blue, and the on-going issue with Tom Lowery’s contract renewal.

Crewe loaned Owen Dale out on deadline day to Blackpool with a view to a permanent deal in January but Artell still managed to bring in four new faces. It was a hectic schedule that has now thankfully ended with the window closing.

Artell though isn’t one for complaining, he told us: “That is the job. It has been tough but you won’t hear me complaining. Things happen in football that you don’t expect and that is part of the job.

“It left us a bit short for various reasons but I felt we have worked hard to bring new players in and give us the best chance of having a successful season. How you define success this season is down to interpretation but we have to get down to work.

He added: “We have had a good few days training now and it’s like everyone has gone ‘right this is us’ let’s get down to business.”

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