With football taking an enforced hiatus, the promotion hopes of South Cheshire’s League Two club Crewe Alexandra have been plunged into doubt.
Crewe Alexandra have been slowly building for a couple of seasons under David Artell, cultivating a reputation as a slick passing side with resolve and an exciting batch of young players.
They are reviving the reputation they enjoyed under Dario Gradi throughout the 1990s and 2000s which some them surge to the Championship, belying their size to mix it with the big boys.
Artell’s side are top of League Two at present, a situation that will remain unchanged until at least April 30 due to the current restrictions on mass gatherings in the country.
When football does resume, there is some debate as to how things will progress. And whether the current season will actually be completed.
There has been some talk of voiding the season, although as Grimsby Live explains, there is no desire for that to happen from member clubs, not least Crewe who look on course for a return to League One after an absence of four seasons.
Crewe’s success this season has been built on a strong team ethic, with no single player or partnership standing out above the rest.
That’s not to say Chris Porter’s 12 goals haven’t been a big help, as has the exciting emergence of youngsters like Charlie Kirk and Tommy Lowery as a force