By , January 25, 2022 7:09 am

Crewe Alexandra have confirmed via a statement on their website that their Boxing Day clash with Wigan Athletic in League One has been postponed. The Crewe Alexandra statement said that Wigan Athletic informed the English Football League (EFL) on Thursday that they won’t be able to fulfill the fixture due to a number of Covid cases and injuries. It was revealed that a new date for the match will be revealed in due-course and that all tickets for the match remain valid ahead of the rearranged fixture.

Speaking shortly before theWigan Athletic game was postponed, Crewe Alexandra boss David Artellsaid football should continue as long as the people involved remain sensible. The Crewe Alexandra boss is keen for games to continue and that supporters are allowed into match venues. He said that reduced stadium capacities could occur if the Omicron Covid-19 variant continues to spread at a rapid rate throughout the country.

Artell told the Crewe Alexandra website about his opinion on football continuity. He wants football to continue as long as the people involved remain patient, sensible and understand. According to him, football can have enough restrictions, guidance and procedures to ensure that it can be safely executed.

The Crewe Alexandra boss pointed out that it’s his personal view and that he has not been involved in any conversation, meeting or anything like that. Artell is certain that social distancing at games has been talked about at all levels of football in the United Kingdom. He went on to use Old Trafford as an example. The Crewe  Alexandra boss said that Old Trafford can accommodate 30,000, 40,000 safely if football can’t operate at the full capacity of 75,000.

Crewe Alexandra have a lot of work to do in League One this season as they are last on the table. They are five points off safety after 22 rounds of League One games.

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