David Artell says that his Crewe Alexandra side should be relishing the chance to perform against Ipswich Town this weekend.
The Alex travel to the historical Portman Road aiming to build on the success of last week’s 2-1 win away at Doncaster and Artell says that these types of fixtures is why we strived so much to win promotion from League Two last time out.
Artell told crewealex.net: “I don’t think you get too many fixtures that our tastier than Ipswich away. They are a club with a terrific history and they are still a big club, especially at this level. They are a good footballing team and Paul (Lambert) has been around the block and sets his teams up really well. He has great experience and make no mistake about it, we will be up against another good team.
“That is what we wanted and worked so hard to get out of League Two for. If we are travelling for four and a bit hours then we would rather be going to Ipswich.
“Ipswich will be competitive and will look to open us up. It will be a challenge.
“The players will relish the opportunity and chance to impress. They are not infallible. It is going to Man City, Liverpool or Barcelona. We respect them but it is 11 V 11 and we will give it our best shot.”