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Artell: “For A Couple Of Them It Was A Game Too Many On Tuesday Night"

11 March 2022

David Artell wishes his side could be mistake free week in week out but understands that it’s a big challenge when he has one of the youngest sides in English football, as well as playing three games a week.

The Crewe boss said: “We have young players across the board and when they’re asked to do things that they may not have encountered before in their career, we’ve got to make sure that the players understand that they have got our backing and we will never desert them.

“It’s that unconditional support and love that they need when they are trying to forge a career. It’s not necessarily age, its experience and that’s where they are on their journey. Age is a good indicator but it’s not the only indicator.

“For a couple of them it was a game too many on Tuesday night, not because they weren’t trying just because they have played the last 10 and it’s the first time they have probably played 10 on the spin.

“We’ve got to make sure that they’re still fighting and still trying to do the right things. If we do that then we will get games where we’re mistake free. We will get games where we are progressive with our possession and when it all comes together like you saw against Charlton Athletic. That might seem like we need a perfect game but at the same time we know we have got it in us, and we’ve got to start producing that.”


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