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Artell: "Winners & Losers With Delay"

19 March 2020

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that the global coronavirus and the health and safety of people is absolutely paramount - but from a football point of view he says there will be winners and losers due to the delay.     

The Alex boss points to the fact that his injured players, Eddie Nolan and Tom Lowery will be given more recovery time and that they will have chance of playing again when football resumes. Lewis Reilly and Rio Adebisi have also been sidelined for some considerable time.

The Football Association earlier revealed that the season will not resume until April 30th at the earliest and that the 2019/20 would be extended indefinitely.

Dave told the club’s official website: “There will be winners and losers in this because of the delay and every club will be in the same boat. Their injured players will have more time to recover. They will gain from the delay and that is the way it is.

“Tom and Eddie will gain from it and when we resume they will be fit to return or closer to it. They are both making good progress and their programmes to get fit as soon as possible will continue.

“I am sure when we do resume there will be a lot of clubs who will have a clean bill of health again.

“The only ones who will be missing are those carrying a suspension over from before football was postponed.”


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