No surprises that Crewe face the League One leaders again this weekend!
David Artell says that the club’s tough start to the new season will only continue when the current league leaders, Peterborough United, roll into South Cheshire this weekend. Darren Ferguson’s side have made an impressive start to the new campaign and stand three points clear of Ipswich Town.
Crewe have already faced five of the current six teams occupying the automatic and play-off places from our opening 10 matches and Artell knows that his side face another tough opponent in The Posh at Gresty Road.
Ahead of the visit of Peterborough, the boss said: “I think I read somewhere the other day that when you weigh up the opposition, if you had them at home or away and where they are in the league standings, we were judged to have had the second hardest start in the division.
“It certainly feels that way with the fixtures we have had and it will be no different when we have Peterborough this weekend. We should be used to it by now because every time we have played someone I think they have been top, second or in one of the play-off places at the time!
“That is the way it is and we have to play them all twice over the season, so it is another challenge and one we look forward to.
“Peterborough are a very good side and have a good, experienced manager in charge there. They have been up there for the last few years and I am sure they will be challengers again.
“I am sure Darren (Ferguson) would have watched our last couple of league games and thought ‘bloody hell they have been unlucky to have lost both of them’.
He added: “I am sure it will be a good game of football. We have managed to score some goals in the last couple of games as well, so I am sure we will give a real good account of ourselves, like we have done in most of the games, it must be said.”