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Preview: Crewe

9 December 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Crewe

9 December 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game

The Reds travel to the Alexandra Stadium to face Crewe Alexandra on Saturday in Sky Bet EFL 2, kick off 3pm.


as the manager emphasised after the game.Though Dermot Drummy’s men lost Wednesday's Checkatrade Trophy tie 1-0 at Coventry City, there were plenty of positives to take from the narrow 1-0 scoreline


The side’s previous away trip was last Saturday on a tough afternoon at Huish Park where Crawley suffered a 5-0 defeat to Yeovil – seven days earlier they had defeated Grimsby Town 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Checkatrade Stadium and the key now is to replicate that kind of performance on a regular basis starting on Saturday.


Head Coach’s Preview:


to read the thoughts of Dermot Drummy ahead of the game.hereClick


The Key Quote:


The important thing for us is to start putting a run of results together at a busy time of year – starting on Saturday.” – Head Coach Dermot Drummy.


The Opposition:


position in Sky Bet EFL Two folliwng relegation at the end of last year – a strong start to the season saw them lose just one of their opening 12 matches in all competitions but since then they have picked up just two wins in two months, at Leyton Orient (2-0) and home to Morecambe (2-1). thSteve Davis’ side currently sit in 12


Team News:


Joe McNerney and Matt Harrold remain side-lined for the trip to the Alexandra Stadium on Saturday.


The History:


The last time the sides met was on Good Friday 2015 where the sides played out a 0-0 draw at Gresty Road.


The clash between the two sides at the Checkatrade Stadium earlier in the season also ended all square after Izale McLeod’s second half strike cancelled out the visitors’ opener.


Reds’ last win over Crewe came in April 2013 a late Jamie Proctor double handed the Reds all three points to secure their first and ever win over their opponents.

Our three previous visits to Crewe have yielded two draws and a defeat.


The Officials:


David Webb will be in charge of the game on Saturday – he was the man who refereed the Reds' first ever game in the Football League.


here.Find the details on his previous appointments involving the Reds and the details on his assistants


Ticket Details:


.hereIt’s pay on the day for Reds fans – find details on all the prices


Follow it live:


You will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.


Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with John Barnett and Tom Allman.


Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD

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