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PREVIEW: CREWE

20 August 2019

A look ahead to tonight's match at The People's Pension Stadium

SCENE SETTER

Reds are back at The People's Pension Stadium tonight to take on Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League Two, kick off 7.45pm.

THE FORM GUIDE

Both teams are unbeaten in three after losing their first game of the season. Crewe have beaten Oldham 2-1 and Walsall 1-0 in the league and are through to the second round of the Carabao Cup after edging out Middlesbrough on penalties last week following a 2-2 draw. Since losing 2-1 at Carlisle on the opening day Reds have beaten Salford City 2-0, Walsall 3-2 and draw 2-2 at Scunthorpe United.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Crewe boss David Artell was delighted with the resolve his side showed on Saturday in the win over Walsall and will be looking for the same tonight. He said: “We had 11 men, 12, 13 men who have stood up to everything and that has won us the game. There wasn’t too many highlights but it was a hard fought 1-0 win and we defended our box really well. That is the most pleasing thing and I told them afterwards that we are going to play well every week."

PAST MEETINGS

Reds have played Crewe more times than any other club during our Football League history and tonight is the 15th game against them. Find out more here

TEAM NEWS

Joe McNerney (back) is ruled out but Lewis Young is available again after suspension for the Reds. Mason Bloomfield (ankle) is an injury doubt. 

THE MATCH OFFICIALS

Tom Nield takes charge tonight. Find out more about his past Crawley appointments here

TICKETS

Normal home matchday prices apply with under-11s admitted free with a full-paying adult or concession ticket holder. 

HOW THEY BET*

Crawley win: 13/8

Draw: 12/5

Crewe win: 6/4

*Odds correct with EFL partners Sky Bet at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

COVERAGE

The game will be available for UK subscribers of iFollow from 7.40pm with live commentary from BBC Sussex & Surrey Sport's Gary Smith and summariser Ken Blackmore.

You must be a subscriber to listen (UK) to this service. You can subscribe here.

The game is also available to watch live for £10 through iFollow. 

There will also be coverage across our social media channels throughout the game. @crawleytown on Twitter, Crawley Town FC on Facebook and officialcrawleytownfc on Instagram followed by post-match report and reaction.

COME ON YOU REDS!


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