David Artell believes that this period of shut-down will ‘not be totally alien’ to his players because they have to adjust with life without football during the close season.
The Crewe players are currently working at home on individual fitness and development programmes and Artell says they will remained focussed on being in the best possible shape once they are permitted to return to training.
The return date of 30th April is likely to be extended later this week and Artell says he trusts his players to continue to maintain their level of fitness.
Artell told crewealex.net: “We trust the players to do the work. Being at home without football is not totally alien for them because they have that down time in the summer. It is unusual circumstances but it is not totally different to the close season when they have time off.
“They are professional footballers and will do the work, like they have to do when they are off in the summer. They have to be self-motivated and driven then and they have to be that now.
“It is period for them to work on their fitness and direct learning, whilst also doing the injury prevention work.
“They are a terrific group we have got and the league table reflects that.”