Finnish striker back from ankle injury to face the Owls
Crewe Alexandra’s Finnish striker Lauri Dalla Valle will step up his return from an ankle injury with game time for the club’s Elite Development squad. The former Liverpool and Fulham forward has travelled with James Collins’ young side for today’s fixture away at Sheffield Wednesday.
Dalla Valle has not been able to make his second debut for the club after going over on his ankle in training before Christmas. He had previously scored twice for the club’s Under-21s against Coventry in a 2-1 win.
If the 23-year-old comes through the fixture unscathed then he could declare himself available for the club’s first game of 2015 when Gillingham will be the visitors to the Alexandra Stadium.
Club captain Matt Tootle will not be travelling after picking up a slight injury in training on Friday.