David Artell believes that this weekend’s opponents, Chesterfield are in a false position in the League Two table. Gary Caldwell’s side are currently fourth from bottom after winning just one of their opening games, but after watching them in action, Artell feels that they are better than their league position reflects.
Chesterfield picked up a good point last weekend after holding Coventry City to a goalless draw after having midfielder Robbie Weir (pictured) sent-off with half an hour remaining.
The Crewe boss said: “I’ve seen Chesterfield and they are a good side. They are better than their league position suggests. From what I’ve seen of them they have warranted more points than they have.
“I don’t take any notice of the league table at this stage of the season. It can be dangerous and I will make the players acutely aware that they are a good side.
“Early on there won’t be too much dividing the teams and Chesterfield have had a few players sent-off in games, or have made some mistakes that have cost them. They have not had much luck and we have to make sure that continues this weekend.
“We will approach the game right and respect them. We certainly do not fear anyone because I know we have very good players here.
He added: “Perhaps they have been suffering with a bit of a hangover from relegation but we will have to be back at it tomorrow. “