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'I'm Constantly On At Ben To Get Into The Box For His Goals'

1 September 2021

Boss pleased that on-loan City winger ended up in the right place to hit late winner against the Shrews.

On-loan winger Ben Knight proved to be the match winner in last night’s Papa John’s Trophy win over Shrewsbury Town and David Artell was pleased that the Manchester City teenager came off the substitutes’ bench to convert Chris Porter’s knockdown in stoppage time.

Knight replaced Oli Finney with half an hour to go at the New Meadow and his calm finish inside the penalty area gave Crewe only their second win of the new season.

The Crewe boss was delighted with Knight’s contribution: “He made the finish look easy because good players make things look easy and he is a good player.

“I am delighted for him because we are constantly on at him to get into the box. We keep telling them that is where his goals are going to come from. That is where Raheem Sterling and Jesus get their goals from and he trains with those players when he is at Manchester City.

“He has to match the runs they make and the fact that they get into those positions for those passes, crosses or rebounds.

“I was delighted that he ran off his man, got in there and the finish showed his quality after a knockdown from Ports. That is what we are asking him to do, so it was very pleasing to see him finish that one off.”

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