David Artell says he is looking forward to making his first ever trip to Plough Lane this weekend after never attending a match in their older stadium. Wimbledon have returned to Plough Lane after almost 30 years and the Crewe boss says it is terrific what the club has achieved for the local community and the club’s fans.
Crewe travel to Plough Lane for the first time since April 1983. The Dons ran out 3-2 winners that day.
Ahead of the trip to the capital, Artell told the club’s official website: “Wimbledon are one team that when I say are unremarkable, I mean that as a compliment. I think they are ones of those clubs that are not written about that much, but what they have done there is fantastic.
“They have done terrifically well both on and off the pitch. They have returned to Plough Lane, their old stomping ground if you like, and they have done that for the right reasons. They did that for the fans and it shows what a community based club they are.
“When you see something like that, it gives me a real sense of joy because you know the reason why they are doing everything they can to make it happen.
“I have never been to Plough Lane in any capacity before, so I’m really looking forward to it. It is a new ground and some unfamiliar faces, so it will be a new experience for everyone.
“Glyn Hodges is a good guy and has done a terrific job and there seems to be some really good people at the club.”