News from the Crewe Alexandra treatment room.
On-loan left-back Stephen Kingsley is fit and available for selection for the weekend visit of Sheffield United after successfully completing 45 minutes against Witton Albion in the Cheshire Senior cup on Tuesday evening. Kingsley retuned from the foot injury he sustained against Gillingham to play the first-half of our comfortable 5-0 win.
Midfielder Billy Bingham has also trained this week following his long-term absence with a hamstring strain. Bingham first aggravated the muscle in the club’s 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic back in late August and he then suffered an untimely set-back as he was on the verge of a return to full training again in September.
The club’s medical staff have remained cautious with our summer capture from Dagenham and Redbridge and he will have to play a reserve or development squad game before he is considered for selection for the first-team.
Lauri Dalla Valle’s back complaint has eased this week and depending on how he does in today’s final training session, the Finnish striker could be back in contention for the squad for this weekend’s home game with the Blades.
Captain Harry Davis is out with a knee injury and he has been joined in the treatment room by vice-captain David Fox following the back injury he sustained at Blackpool last weekend.
Reserve goalkeeper Dave Richards (foot) is also out but there has been encouraging news regarding Brad Inman. He did not suffer a broken bone in his foot in the dying seconds at Blackpool after being on the receiving end of a reckless lunge by David Norris. Inman is now off crutches and could yet be involved this weekend.