Crewe Alexandra head to Cambridge United looking to arrest a run of three straight defeats in what is the final Tuesday night match of the 2018/19 season.
Form has taken a nosedive after going seven unbeaten throughout much of January & February with realistic play-off hopes now all-but extinguished.
Perhaps more alarmingly though is the fact that the goals have dried up in recent games, just one scored in those three defeats.
However, despite the last three results, the team showed positive signs at Tranmere on Friday night & could easily have come away with a more rewarding result.
Cambridge United still have one eye over their shoulder at the relegation places, but four points in their last two games now have them ten clear of the drop zone.
The U's are in terrific form on their own patch - just one defeat in their last 11 at the Abbey Stadium. The Alex will have to be at their best to record all three points.
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: Abbey Stadium
Previous Meeting at Host Club: Cambridge United 3-1 Crewe (Dec 2017)
Referee: Charles Breakspear (P36, Y115, R12)
Crewe: Aaron Taylor-Sinclair has returned to training after a slight knock kept him out of the Northampton & Tranmere matches.
With his imminent return, boss Dave Artell is set to have an injury-free squad to choose from & could shake things up further after losing three on the bounce.
Cambridge: The U's drew 1-1 on their home turf against Paul Scholes' Oldham on Saturday to follow up their 2-0 win at Grimsby the previous week.
They've conceded just six goals in their previous eight games at the Abbey Stadium, so it may prove a stern test for the Alex to break down their defensive resolve.
They could remain unchanged for a third straight game having lined up with the same XI for both those Oldham & Grimsby clashes.
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