Alex boss looking forward to game in 'proper, historical stadium.'
David Artell is looking forward to taking his side to the Valley this evening. It will be Crewe’s first visit to the Valley since January 2000 when an early goal from Graham Stuart gave the home side all three points.
Crewe lost the reverse fixture 2-0 at Gresty Road early in the season and the Railwaymen have never beaten the Addicks from five previous meetings.
Artell has great respect for Charlton’s relatively new boss Nigel Adkins and has described the Valley ‘as a proper football ground’.
Ahead of tonight’s game, Artell told crewealex.net: “Charlton are a big club, especially for this league, and I always look at them as a proper football club.
“They have a proper football ground. It has great character and history and it is one of those games when you really hoped fans would be in for. They have great support and it is a shame that their fans and ours won’t be there.
“They have appointed a really good manger in Nigel and they are reaping the rewards. They will want to end the season strongly and end up in the top six and carry that through to the end. It is our job to try and make that a bit more uncomfortable for them.
“I am looking forward to a good game of football and we will do everything we can to try and win the game.”