Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has described tomorrow’s returning of supporters to the Alexandra Stadium as a ‘great day’ for the club, town and local community.
Crewe Alexandra will be permitted to welcome 2,000 supporters back into stadia for the first time since March.
Artell has said that the move is a step in right direction: “It will be a great day for everyone. Any supporters coming back into stadiums is welcome. It is a massive step in the right direction and I hope they follow the rules and guidelines because it will be different.
“I also hope that they do not disrespect the decision for the players and staff to take the knee. What we saw last week was appalling and shouldn’t happen.
“The fans have been terrific with me and I am sure they will cheer us on, hopefully to a home victory.
“Any club will miss their fans and we have. Some of the games when we first came back were sterile and football needs that emotional connection. There is no better feeling than seeing a fella fall over the advertising boards or losing his head because we have scored a goal. Those are the scenes you want to see and emotion plays a massive part in football.
“We have missed that and it will be a great thing for the community to have people back with us. One of the main things the government wanted was that football continued for the mental wellbeing of the country.
He added:"I know that may be a bold statement but its true."