Crewe Alexandra haveendured a poor run of form as the League Two side has failed to win any of their last seven matches in all competitions. Tuesday’s stalemate away to Cambridge Unites halted a run of three successive defeats for the club.
The 38-year-old made some funny analogies in which he claimed that it was akin to taking the Miss World on a date and falling asleep after getting back to the hotel room. The match, in particular, was a game of few opportunities as Cambridge defended well.
Cambridge was able to move a spot into the 20th position and sit three points off safety. Crewe, however, lies midtable in 16 places 10 points of the final playoff spot. Artell also spoke about on-loan Newcastle United defender Jamie Sterry after the player missed the game on Tuesday.
There had been speculations that a rift had occurred within the player and the coach as there was no indication that he had picked up an injury. However, Arter was philosophically downplaying the situation and explained that the player had not trained a day before the game.
Sterry is on his second stint on-loan at Crewe having made nine appearances for the club last season impressing fans with his performances. He went back to his parent club in the summer but a lack of first-team opportunities saw the player return to Crewe in January for another spell at the club.
It could be that the player had a late injury which forced him out of the game on Tuesday but the last thing that the club needs is rumours about an unhappy player in the team.