Match Preview


Mon 25 Mar 13

Reds host Crewe on Tuesday in our re-arranged League One game looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Kick off is 7.45pm.


Referee: Fred Graham Assistants: Christopher O'Donnell and John Magill 

Fourth official: Rob Whitton


Both sides have benefited from the fact that the game was called off on Saturday with Joe Walsh and Muzzy Dumbuya available for Reds after international duty. Aiden O'Brien will be assessed on Tuesday because he was involved for Republic of Ireland u-21s on Monday. Josh Simpson could return after five weeks out with ankle trouble while for Crewe Mathias Pogba will be assessed after he played for Guinea on Sunday. Luke Murphy and Byron Moore are rated 50/50 while Brad Inman and Jon Guthrie will both miss out through injury.


Richie Barker: "Like ourselves, Crewe will feel they can make a run for the play-offs which they did this time last season. They play the right way and I don't imagine they will come here and shut up shop so it should be an open game."

Steve Davis (Crewe boss): "I know these players and what they are capable of and we still feel we can make a push for the top six. Crawley will be a tough game but we're looking forward to the challenge."


Reds suffered a 2-0 defeat at Gresty Road earlier on the season thanks to two second-half goals from Lauri Dalle Valle, who now plays under former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Norweigan side Molde. Reds and Crewe had 1-1 draws last season in their two League Two meetings. 


Reds are undefeated in five matches, drawing the last four including the 2-2 draw at Walsall ten days ago. Crewe come to the Broadfield on the back of a 2-1 victory over MK Dons on Tuesday last and are unbeaten in three games. 


Bet Butler, the club's official betting partner, make Crawley favourites at 11/10 with an away win priced at 11/4. A draw is at 5/2. 

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