The Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell is under the belief that the return of Harry Pickering into action did come a bit too soon but he was nevertheless pleased to see him return to the pitch. The 19-year-old returned after a gap due to health concerns in 1-0 loss at Sincil Bank against Lincoln City. Pickering was in replacement of James Jones when there were only 20 minutes left and it was his first match post his return. Previously, he came through an hour unharmed against Burnley in under-23 matches. Artell does believe the comeback will work beneficial as he can manage both in midfield and defense. It will be even more fruitful if Pickering goes through another week of training as per Artell.
Despite his team not performing so well with the return of Harry, Artell did have great things to talk about him. He also praised about the central defensive partnership of Perry Ng and George Ray who missed win against Swindon Town. Artell felt that Lincoln who had to use 4 strikers on the duo basically to test their performance. Perry has been good undoubtedly and so has been George and now they have to bring off John Akinde. There are 2 strikers who have been taken off and two more have been brought in and the credit certainly goes to Perry and George as per Artell.
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The manager of Crewe Alexandra admitted on ways of management powers he used to keep the squad contented while preparing them for League Two at Cheltenham Town last month. He had a weekend off before he could prep up as there numerous selection problems as he plotted ways to get his side’s initial league scores of the season. Forwards Alex Nicholls and Chris Porter from the last league game had massive claims with just 3 goals between in 4-3 Checka Trophy won last month at Tranmere.
Artell with an ability to throw Corey Whelan, the Liverpool loan player into the mix was delighted and expressed his views. He said it’s great when there is competition in known places as there are lesser chances of injuries and people continue to play well. There is no single player that has sulked and every great first teamer has got an opportunity. It is a teamwork and each player has to put in efforts to fight for victory. As per Artell, Chris and Alex were terrific posts their performances. Jordan achieved 2 previously and came in to score again. As far as Richards is concerned, he received a green signal to begin the season between the sticks. However, it looked like he was dropped post his poor show in the 6-0 drubbing that was held in Colchester.
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Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton wants the team to learn from their loss in their first League One game this new term. Joe Pigott’s sole effort in the 60th minute was enough to ensure Barton started on a sorry note in his new managerial duties.
AFC Wimbledon ensured they held on to their sole goal to take all three points from the game. KwesiAppiah and Pigott could have scored much earlier in the game but it was Pigottwho eventually scored after an hour of action. Before Pigott netted, Fleetwood could have gone ahead through Tommy Spurr but it was saved by goalkeeper Tom King.
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Shaun Miller has rejoined Crewe Alexandra on a permanent basis, according to reports. The striker agreed to two year terms with the League Two outfit. The 30-year old returned to the club on a loan deal in January from Carlisle United.
The talented player started with Crewe Alex back in 2006, going on to score 43 times in 179 games. He moved to Sheffield in 2012 while also appearing for Coventry and Morecambe. He played on loan spells in Shrewsbury, Crawley and York. In recent news, he would be remembered for being the first player to be found guilty of simulation based on the then newly implemented Football Association laws. He was banned for two games last October.
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Crewe Alex defeated Chesterfield 5-1 at home on Saturday. Chris Porter grabbed a brace as the League Two side continues their decent start to the campaign.
The result was expected as their visitors were struggling after six games in the league.
Porter scored his season’s fifth, sending his effort past Tommy Lee at the meeting at Gresty Road in the sixth minute. His effort was the major highlight of the first half even though Chris O’Grady sent a volley in an equalizer attempt and Matthew Briggs had a chance.
Immediately after the break, Chesterfield were weakened with another early goal from Porter two minutes in. Perry Ng netted his first for the club to make it 3-0 few minutes later. Keeper Lee had sent a poor throw which Ng intercepted and netted. Continue reading “CREWE ALEXANDRA THRASH CHESTERFIELD 5-1”
Crewe Alexandra’s new player Eddie Nolan said that he is prepared to play anywhere in the defence in order to get enough playing time in the team.
Indeed the player is a versatile one and should prove to be useful for the Crewe Alexandra boss during the course of the season.
The player who was signed from Blackpool is currently on a one-year contract and has the option of signing a second one if ever he performs well.
Eddie Nolan who has represented the Republic of Ireland at international level said that he does not have a favorite position at the back and that he is prepared to help the team whenever they need him.
He said that he had had a great season last year with his team winning promotion, but he was disappointed to not having played more. This is why he wants to play anywhere he can at the back in order to get enough playing time.
Eddie Nolan said this objective is to help Crewe Alexandra win promotion. He said that if his former team has achieved it, there is no reason why this current team cannot achieve it. He said that he has met with the manager and that the latter has shared his vision with him. Continue reading “Nolan prepared to play anywhere”