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Dale: "Shame Fans Are Not Allowed Back In"

24 September 2020

Winger says focus has to remain on three points but it is different without fans backing inside stadiums.

Owen Dale has expressed his disappointment that supporters will not be permitted back in stadiums for the foreseeable future. Crewe Alexandra had planned to utilise our home game against the MK Dons this weekend as our pilot game to welcome 1,000 spectators back into the Alexandra Stadium.

Those plans have been put on hold and Dale admits that it has been different playing games without fans backing.

Dale told the club’s official website: “It is a great shame that we won’t have 1,000 fans there on Saturday. We want to play in front of fans and want them back inside the stadium as soon as possible but that is out of our hands.

“There is not much we can do about it and we just have to get on with it. It is disappointing because it is different not to have them there, but as a professional you just have to focus on the game.

“When you are in the game you tend to not think too much about it. When you are sat in the stadium watching the game, you really do tend to notice that it is very different. There is a lack of atmosphere but when you are on the pitch, playing, it is business as usual and trying to win the game.

“We are all looking forward to having them back and hopefully that can happen sooner rather than later.

Owen added: “The most important thing is that the fans stay healthy and we can only follow the government guidelines.”

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