Marcus Haber will return to the Crewe Alexandra squad for this weekend’s trip to Peterborough United after missing the Easter campaign due to his International commitments with Canada. The 27-year-old striker was an unused substitute for his country’s World Cup qualifying double header against Mexico and his club boss Steve Davis is hoping that his main target man returns in good enough condition to be available against the Posh.
Haber is the club’s second leading scorer on 8 goals this season and Crewe certainly missed his presence during our Easter defeats to Sheffield United and Bradford City. With his extra height and hold up play, he certainly gives us a different dimension in the final third of the pitch.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I spoke to Marcus briefly when he was travelling back and we will assess how he is during the final training session.
“We will have to see how he is condition wise but he will certainly travel with the squad. I will then decide what impact he will have on the game, if that is to start or come off the bench.”
Meanwhile, club captain Harry Davis is pushing for a recall after being rested against Bradford City on Monday. The centre-half was left out of the Easter fixture on the recommendation of the club’s medical staff who felt that two days in a short space of time would have been detrimental to his progress from a long standing knee injury.
Steve told crewealex.net: “Harry wanted to play on Monday but I took the advice of the sports scientist and the medical team, who both felt that playing two games in four days would have been too much after his injury.
“It would have been a lot to ask after he had been out for six months, so I selected George to come in and other than the mistake, he has fine. That is what you have a squad for to make those changes when you need to.”