David Artell says the club’s first win in eight games at Cheltenham at the weekend ‘has to be the start of a decent run of results’ heading into the last dozen fixtures of the season. Crewe deservedly won 2-1 at the Jonny Rocks Stadium thanks to goals from Chris Porter and Chris Long and Artell says that it is important to take the positives from recent performances against Wigan, Oxford and Cheltenham into our remaining fixtures.
Crewe host another of those play-off chasing clubs this weekend with Wycombe Wanderers arriving at Gresty Road and Artell says they are all going to be tough with so much riding on the points available.
The Crewe manager told us: “It is always a tough place to go to Cheltenham. I don’t think we had won there in 10 years or something so it was important to get the three points irrespective of performance and we managed to do that. I also thought we played well in the game as well and if we keep playing well then we have a chance of picking up points.
“There is not that much between the league that says that even if you do play well you will lose. If you play well against anyone then you have the chance of winning the games and no-one here will be putting the white flag up. I refuse to let that happen.
“We have to take the positives from our recent performances and the result at Cheltenham has to be the start of something. It has got to be because we know the fixtures are running out. We have a tough game on Saturday at home to Wycombe and we have a tough run of games coming up but we have to pick up points where we can and if we do that then we have fighting chance.”