David Artell says that the hot weather has not affected his players training methods. Artell is a firm believer that players have to adjust to differing weather conditions and cope with the demands of playing in severe heat or freezing in the British winters.
Artell, who played in almost 40 degrees in the 2012 play-off final at Wembley as captain of Crewe Alexandra says it is just something players have to cope with.
The Crewe Alexandra boss said: “The weather doesn’t affect the scheduling too much. It can’t really because you have to play in these conditions. It is almost an unwritten rule in football that the opening game of the season is usually hot.
“I remember playing at Wembley and it being 40 degrees and we couldn’t ask 20,000 plus supporters to go home. We had to get on with it.
“I remember that a number of Crewe fans had red faces afterwards!
“You have to have plenty of water and pile the sun cream on. It’s important to do that. They have to look after their bodies.”