Crewe Alexandra go into the 2018/19 season full of optimism after a positive end to the previous campaign, a good transfer window & a (mostly) injury free pre-season!
The new season kicks into gear against Morecambe this weekend & staff, players & supporters alike are looking forward to the new campaign getting under way!
Date: Saturday 4 August 2018
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Previous Meeting At Host Club: Crewe 1-0 Morecambe (April 2018)
Referee: Alan Young (Making EFL Debut)
Crewe: Dave Artell is delighted to have had a largely injury-free pre-season & only has Shaun Miller (knee) absent from his 29 man squad.
However, at least six of those are set to feature exclusively for the Under 23s in the first part of 2018/19.
The boss has been keen to stress the importance of the 46-game season & not just the result on the opening day, but he's keen to get off to a good start against the Shrimps.
It was Miller who scored in this fixture last season, his late opportunist strike from a corner-kick resulting in the 1-0 Alex win.
Morecambe: The visitors are notorious fast starters in League Two & continued that run last season, doing well in the early stages of the campaign, kicking off last year with a 2-1 victory over Cheltenham Town.
The visitors ended the season by securing their League status on goal difference after a final day stalemate with Coventry.
No side drew more games in League Two last season than the Shrimps & they'll be looking to turn some of those draws into wins in 2018/19.
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