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Boss Says Taking Over 1,000 Fans Is Amazing But He Wants Behaviour To Be Immaculate Throughout

21 January 2020

Boss says it is important fans do not repeat the scenes at Moss Rose that marred the end of last season's fixture.

David Artell says that taking over 1,000 supporters to the Moss Rose this evening for our local Cheshire derby is a terrific following - but he wants the fans to behave and not to set off flares in the away end.

Crewe and Macclesfield Town fans briefly clashed at the end of last season’s 3-3 draw and Artell wants our away fans to represent the club in the right manner regardless of the result.

The Crewe boss told “There is nothing better than going away from home with a large following. It is a fantastic number to have only 1,000 going on a Tuesday night but we need them to behave. There was a small minority last season who didn’t.

“Everything was okay until those last few minutes, when some got on the pitch with the late goals and we don’t want that. I want them to protect the reputation of the football club.

“I would just ask them to support the players and the club. Don’t get involved with their fans or set flares off. It is no good for the club or our reputation and we don’t need that sort of thing.

“Just go there and sing your hearts out like you usually do. Carlisle and Swindon were a great example of that and that is what we need from them again.

The boss added: “Help us put on a performance and get those three points. That is what is about and I cannot thank them enough for the level of support we have had this season. “

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