David Artell believes that the team spirit inside the Crewe Alexandra dressing room will be vital during this period of self-isolation due to the coronavirus. The Alex players and staff remain in good health and Artell will be encouraging his players to still interact with each other during the shutdown.
The Alex boss continues to work from home and has told the club’s official website that planning for our return to action and next season is at the forefront of his thinking. He has told us that there could well have been some encouraging news on a contract extension if the club were in a position to have the contract signed and submitted to the EFL and Football Association this week. That of course has been placed on hold.
Artell says that the team spirit that has helped up reach the top of the league, is the ‘glue’ that will hold us all together once football resumes.
The players and staff remain determined to finish what they have started this season.
The boss told crewealex.net: “The team spirit is vital and I have said that all season. We have good people at our club and I don’t want people who are not.
“I have been watching a box set about the Australian cricket team in the mornings and they say the same thing. The team spirit in any club is the glue that keeps everyone together.
“We want them to stay in touch, to interact with each other and keep that going during this period of isolation. I think it is vital that they have face-to-face interaction and use technology to staff in touch and stay focussed.
“It is important that they do that and we will be setting a task for them to do just that over the next few days. They will be working in groups of three and it will encourage them to work together and have that face-time.”