David Artell says that our clash at promotion challengers Luton Town will provide a good marker for his improving Crewe team. The Alex go to Kenilworth Road with the pressure almost off us following a run of five wins from our last ten games.
Those wins and two draws against Stevenage and Port Vale have virtually confirmed our EFL status and now Artell wants to see where we stand again against one of the sides expected to win promotion in May.
Crewe have fallen just short against some of the top sides this season, losing narrowly to Wycombe, Exeter, Accrington, Coventry and against this weekend’s opponents back in November. Goals from Danny Hylton and Luke Berry gave Luton a 2-1 win at Gresty Road.
Ahead of our trip to Kenilworth Road this weekend, the Crewe boss told us: “We are still a work in progress. We know that but we are ticking a few more boxes now.
“What we have to do is embrace the challenge. We didn’t do that at Notts County. The last time we played in front of a large crowd away from home, we ended up losing 4-1, so it is about us being big enough and brave enough to go to Luton and play the way we want to play.
“The crowd will be big enough there and it will be intimating enough. Luton has always been a tough place to go and get a result, but it is a chance for us to stand up and show what we have got.
“Have we got enough about us? We have shown that resilience and performed well at places like Newport and Mansfield recently.
“They will make some noise there, but it won’t be Anfield in the Champions League, so let’s see if we can handle the situation better than we did at Notts County.”