David Artell admits that facing Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup at Ewood Park is going to be a difficult assignment on Sunday but the Alex boss says that we won’t be going to Lancashire to park the bus. The Alex faced Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup last season and took the game to extra-time before eventually losing 4-3.
Artell says that although there are not three points at stake this weekend, progression in the FA Cup could see us receive a financial windfall.
The Crewe boss said: “Although we are not playing for league points this weekend there is still a lot riding on the game. It would be a great shot in the arm for us, if we can a positive result. We have a tough draw but we will give it all we can to get into round three.
“If we can get through then the financial implications could be massive for us if we get a kind draw. That is all the incentive me and my players need to try and cause an upset. That is what the FA Cup is all about, giving those teams the chance to play the top clubs.
“Over 90+ minutes anything can happen and I’m sure Rotherham thought the same thing when they saw Callum score in the last minute to knock them out.
“We certainly won’t be going there to park the bus that is for sure. Blackburn are a good side with a good manager but our aim will be to try and score and not concede.
“We will know their strengths and weaknesses and we will look to exploit those weakness and get a result.”