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'We Have To Be Tactically Fluid To Get Those Slight Advantages At Times"

28 February 2022

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that his side will have to continue to be ‘tactically fluid’ because we would be naïve to go toe-to-toe with some of the bigger clubs in League One.

Artell is pleased that his squad can adapt to various systems and we operated with three at the back at Cheltenham Town at the weekend. It helped us achieve a first win in eight games with goals from Chris Long and Chris Porter giving us a priceless three points.

Artell told “We have to be tactically fluid and try and make a bit of difference with our system or personnel. We have to do that because we do not have the best players in the league and that is not being disrespectful to any of our players. If we did have the best players then we would play the same system every week and get them to worry about us.

“It would be naïve for us to think that we can do that and we have to change our system or shape at times to try and get a bit of an advantage. We will always take the opposition into consideration and if we show the commitment we have shown in recent games, Accrington and the second half against Plymouth aside, then we have a chance.

“The lads are giving everything they have and are doing all they can to try and get the wins we will need. If our system can help them achieve that then there is no reason why we wouldn’t look for those advantages if they are there.”

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