Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has described Sunderland as an ‘absolute massive club’ as he prepares to take his side to the Stadium of Light.
Crewe have not visited the fantastic stadium since August 2004 when the Black Cats ran out convincing 3-1 winners in the Championship.
The Railwaymen go into tonight’s game on the back of three unbeaten in League One.
David told the club’s official website: “Sunderland is a great club, a massive club and I think we have all seen the documentary. Hopefully, if they are still filming up there, they might give us a few minutes in an episode about us going up there.
“Hopefully, we can give a good account of ourselves and we can be seen in a positive light in the eyes of the Crewe fans.
“I am certainly enjoying the games more in League One. Win, lose or draw, the games have been better and played in the right way. Even if we don’t win, I have gone away from the game feeling entertained from a football aspect.
“We won games last season in League Two and it was terrible. I used to think thank goodness we are trying to play some football here. I don’t want to sound like a football snob because I am not but I like football to be played the way and I get that some want to hoof it up the pitch and hope for the best.
“In League One it is a lot more refreshing and I am looking forward to another good game at Sunderland.”