Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has praised the club’s supporters for their backing against Plymouth Argyle last weekend and he is hoping that they will be there in the numbers like they were at Boundary Park last season.
Crewe lost 3-0 at home to Ryan Lowe’s Pilgrims last week but Artell was clearly pleased with the noise the home crowd were making as we chased the game in the second half. Crewe gave it a real go but couldn’t find a way past an inspired Alex Palmer in the visitors’ goal.
Last season, our then captain George Ray scored a last gasp equaliser against then Paul Scholes’ Oldham side.
Ahead of our first away test of the season, Artell told crewealex.net: “The fans were terrific at Oldham last year. They were up in the Gods a bit but they sung their hearts out and we deserved to score that goal in the last minute. We deserved a point at least.
“I am sure they will be there in their numbers again this weekend, backing the players and giving us a cheer or song when we most need it.
“The fans last weekend against Plymouth were terrific. The noise the Main Stand made at one point was unbelievable. I thought ‘here we go’ and their support saw us give it a right go in that second half. They were terrific.
The boss added: “Now we need them to be like that for the remainder of the whole season. We know the onus is on us to do that but it is great when the fans give us that little push, shove and cheer to keep going.”