David Artell is grateful that he has had time out on the training ground to integrate his new transfer window signings into the club and systems, he likes to play.
During a late window, the Alex boss added five new players to his squad to bolster our chances of escaping the drop into League Two and FA Cup weekend has helped us work on a few important things with Plymouth Argyle visiting the Mornflake Stadium tomorrow evening. Crewe didn’t have a fixture because of Wigan Athletic’s continuation in the competition.
Crewe need to get back on track and quickly after picking up a point in our last four matches and failing to score in that sequence of fixtures.
Artell told the club’s official website: “We have had time to work with the players and integrate the new players into how we work and what we want from them. It has been beneficial to have that time out on the training ground.
“We have worked on all aspects of our game. We have worked on becoming more of an attacking threat, but we have also worked on the other side of things as well. It is important that we defend well and limit the chances the opposition have too. I think we have done that relatively well over the last few games but we haven’t taken our chances either.
“There is no point scoring three if you concede four, so it has been important to go over everything and to work with the new players. They have all settled in well and hopefully we will see the benefit of having them. Some of them started at Gillingham and made a good start and they have to build on that now with Plymouth up next.”