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'Atmosphere Makes Such A Difference To Performance'

17 September 2021

Alex back at home this weekend and boss is after same terrific support we had away at Shrewsbury.

David Artell says the Alex fans have been a tremendous help in what has been a tough start to the new season. The Crewe Alexandra manager told us that he used the attendance of 1,000 plus away fans at Shrewsbury as a key motivator in his pre-match talk and he believes their incredible backing at the New Meadow helped produce the best attacking display of the season.

Artell told the club’s official website: “The fans have been terrific for us. I can’t praise them enough. They have come in their numbers to the away games and have made such a difference.

“I cannot tell you how important they are. It makes a massive difference to any player when they come out onto the pitch to an atmosphere than when it is flat. The players raise their game for them. I was the same as a player and the fans have a vital part to play.

“They have been absolute fantastic this season and I hope that continues.

He added: “I used it at Shrewsbury. I told them that there are over 1,000 away fans here and they have come out of a pandemic and spent their hard earned money to travel to come and watch you. I told them not to let them down and I don’t think they did. They made sure they put in a performance for them.”

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