David Artell has told the club’s official website that the 2-1 win over Cheltenham Town at the weekend has given everyone a lift as we head into the weekend home game against Wycombe Wanderers.
Crewe won their first game in eight games thanks to goals from forwards, Chris Porter and Chris Long and needed the three points to remain in touch with those clubs at the bottom of League One.
Ahead of our home game against Wycombe, Artell told us: “I have been on my pro-licence course this week and the Oxford assistant, John Mousinho, is on the same course and he was telling me how he thought we were one of the best teams Oxford have played this season.
“I saw what Karl (Robinson) said in the press afterwards how it was a terrific three points for them and I think both sets of staff felt we deserved more from that game. I thought we had done enough to have won the Oxford game and I wanted the players to take that performance into the Cheltenham game.
“Now I thought we played better football, for longer against Oxford but we got the job done at Cheltenham. It was a different type of game and it is a tough place to go. I don’t think we had won there in something like 10 years, so to play well, defend well and score two goals was very pleasing.
“If we can continue to play as well as we have in the last two games then we will win more games and pick up more points.
“We have a tough run of fixtures coming up but the ball is in our court and we have to play well to get the results we will need in March but I won’t allow the white flag to go up here. “