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Boss; "When We Are Allowed To Come Back It Will Be A Different Place From Now On"

2 June 2020

Boss believes that the impact of Covid-19 will have a long lasting affect on workplace.

David Artell has told the club’s official website that he remains unsure on when his players and staff can return to work to prepare for next season. The Alex boss still doesn’t know which league he is preparing for with the EFL structure still not resolved with Championship clubs aiming to play again on June 20th and League One sides still divided over whether they should resume and conclude their season. The EFL are set to hold a round of talks with clubs on June 8th.

League Two clubs have voted to cancel their situation with Crewe Alexandra still awaiting confirmation on their possible promotion to League One on the points per game system.

On his own pre-season preparations, the Alex boss told us: “I have read the phase 2 proposals about returning to training and I have had conservations with our safety advisory group and club doctor but we still do not have a possible return date . We don’t know when a new season will start.

“I know the League Two clubs that are involved in the play-offs are training again. They have taken the necessary tests and put the social distancing measures in place.

“I am sure things will be a bit clearer over the next couple of months and we will have to design a pre-season around that. It is not ideal but there is still a lot of uncertainty around.

“What I do know is that when we are safe to return to work and train again, it is going to be a different place. The buildings will still be there but it will be a different place from now on.”


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