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Artell: "Health Will Always Come First"

16 December 2021

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell says the health of people will always be paramount over anything else in the pandemic. Crewe’s away game at Gillingham has been postponed to the home club having an outbreak of the virus amongst its players and staff.

Everyone at Crewe Alexandra hopes that everyone at Gillingham Football Club with a positive Covid result is safe and well.

Artell says it is unfortunate that games are being called off, but he fully accepts that the health of people should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

The boss told the club’s official website: “At the moment you don’t know what you are going to be doing tomorrow, next week or over Christmas and that is the way it is. It is no-one’s fault and you just have to get on with it.

“It is unfortunate because of course you want to play, but that is the position we are in. We have told the players to be as sensible as they can be. Going to a house party for instance or a large gathering at the moment is not advisable and the word professional does come into it because it is as important time for the world and the country.

“They have to minimise the risk. We do that when they come into training or to the Stadium, but we cannot be with them 24 hours a day either. They know that.

He added: “It’s not an easy time for anyone and it is not ideal to plan things and that to be quashed, but we have lived with it for nearly two years now, so we just get on with it.”   

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