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Artell: "We Have To Keep Moving Forward"

7 February 2022

Crewe Alexandra manager, David Artell, says that there has been no point in dwelling in last Tuesday’s disappointing 1-0 loss to Gillingham. Crewe were on the receiving end of two dubious key (one for, one against) decisions that decided the outcome of the game at the Priestfield Stadium and Artell believes that the best way to move on from that set-back will be by getting a result against Steven Schumacher’s Plymouth Argyle side tomorrow evening.

Ahead of the visit of the Pilgrims, Artell told us: “Every defeat is a knock back because you want to win every game or certainly not lose it. There are ways to lose and we cannot be too analytical about what happened at Gillingham.

“Everyone was disappointed because we felt we had played well enough to have won the game, so to lose it and in the circumstances we did with the decisions was tough but you have to quickly move on.

“I don’t think the spirit in the camp has been affected because we lost to Gillingham, who are down there with us. You can lose 1-0 to the team that our top of the league with the last kick of the game and the players will probably be more deflated by that. The spirit is only affected by the manner of the performance and how it comes.

He added: “We deserved more from the Gillingham game but it didn’t quite happen for us on the day. The players gave everything, we had new players making their debuts and it didn’t quite work out in terms of a result but we could take hope from the way we played.”

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