Crewe Alexandra chairman Charles Grant says he is looking forward to a ‘very different season’ when the club can welcome back supporters to the Alexandra Stadium on a more regular basis.
Fans were only permitted to attend two home games last season against Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle and that was conducted with reduced capacity to adhere to social distancing regulations.
The new established Crewe Alexandra board are focused on improving the matchday experience for supporters and the closed season will see some developments off the pitch on that score.
Charles told the club’s iFollow: “There is some light at the end of the tunnel and I know we are still guarded and have to listen to the powers that be and I understand that, but hopefully we can all look forward to a very different season to the one we have just had.
“Watching football live without fans is just not the same. That is from the top to the bottom. Football is for fans and that is what players play for and what supporters live for.
“Hopefully, they will all be back inside stadiums and we will get back to those real atmospheres. They are fantastic and it is what we all look forward to on matchday. I can’t wait for the games to be back to normal again in that respect.
“It has been a very difficult season in a lot of respects. It has been difficult for the players and the staff and of course it has been especially difficult for those fans who haven’t been able to come and watch their team.
The chairman added: “At the end of the day in regards to the club and its performance, I think that Dave and his team have done very well. It could have been better, we all know that but to finish in the top half of League One was a good, good effort by everyone.”