Following last night’s 2-1 defeat to an excellent MK Dons side, David Artell admitted that ‘talk is cheap’ as Crewe Alexandra try to put an end to a run of eight straight defeats. Since the turn of the year, the struggling Railwaymen have lost 16 of 19 matches to leave us on the brink of relegation back to League Two.
That fate could be decided this Saturday against Doncaster Rovers, but Artell is focussed on his players coming through the other side and getting positive performances and results to start rebuilding confidence.
The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “You have got to ask yourself are you still trying to get better or just surviving and accepting what has happened and what the situation is?
“That’s everyone and you have to want to get out of this, really want.
“Talk is cheap. It is about actions and doing the things. That’s me, the staff and the players. I am on about all of us. How much do we want to win games of football? For the club and the fans.
"The fans that came down to Milton Keynes on a Tuesday night deserve all the credit. I thought they saw a committed performance. You don’t score in the last minute if you are not committed. MK Dons are arguably the best footballing side in the division and I thought that for large parts in the second half we matched them.”