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Boss Expects Zoumana To Be Fine

31 July 2017

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell is confident that Zoumana Bakayogo will be available for the opening game of the season on Saturday. The left full-back was not risked against Stoke City at the weekend after receiving a knock on his knee.

With Harry Pickering also suffering from illness, Artell altered his formation and used Eddie Nolan as the left sided defender in a three. Crewe won the game 3-1 thanks to first half goals from George Cooper, Chris Porter and Eddie Nolan.

Dave said: “Zoumana had a knock on his knee and we didn’t play him as a precaution. We were cautious with him as it is not worth taking that risk so close to the season.

“His knee had flared up a bit so he has had an injection and it has settled down. He had the same problem last season and he was fine and I expect him to be the same this time. He will be fine.”

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