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Artell: "We Have To Take The Quality Of Rotherham Into Consideration"

26 January 2022

We have plenty of fight still in us says upbeat gaffer ahead of the visit of impressive Millers,

David Artell says that he will have to take the quality of opposition into consideration when deciding on his formation and personnel to face Rotherham United this weekend. The Millers are pushing hard for one of the automatic promotion places and Artell says that he will look to get the best out of his starting XI while also looking to stop his home town club.

His former club have once again been one of the most consistent sides in the division under Paul Warne and have already won at Crewe in the Papa John’s Trophy this season. Crewe were beaten 4-2 that night to exit the competition but fully merited a 1-1 draw at the New York Stadium earlier in the campaign.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Of course we will have to do our analysis on Rotherham. We know what they are good at and that has to come into consideration with team selection. They are one of the team’s going for promotion, so we have to take that into consideration because we know they are a good side. We played out a draw at Rotherham when we finished the last 20 minutes strongly.

“Our players are adaptable. Travis played right side centre at Cambridge and he might end up playing there going forward and we have played Mikael Mandron at wing-back. It is about finding the right system to get the best out of the players available. That is the challenge and we have to be prepared for what an opponent like Rotherham will throw at us.

He added: “There is still plenty of fight in us. We have enough games to get ourselves out of it but that will mean becoming consistent and performing to our levels. If we can do that then we have every chance of getting enough points to get out of the bottom four.”

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