Alex Morris remains confident that the temperature will drop significantly on Wednesday afternoon, so he can get the best out of his players in their penultimate friendly game against Lommel SK.
Crewe have arranged a behind closed doors fixture against the Belgium side as a climax to their training schedule at Loughborough University and Morris says that it will be another useful run-out with Rotherham United still to come at the Mornflake Stadium on Saturday.
Midfielders Charlie Colkett and Conor Thomas are both expected to get some game time for the first time this summer after overcoming calf injuries.
Morris told the club’s official website: “The forecast is predicting a drop in temperatures and there are expected to be thunder storms at some point on Wednesday. I am no Michael Fish, but I am hoping it will be a cooler when we play Lommel.
“It will be another useful game to get some of the work into the players and we don’t want to miss out on it because it’s too hot. We can put some vital work into them ahead of the Rotherham game at the weekend and then going into the first game against Rochdale.”