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Preview: Newport Maiden Away Day

10 August 2018

Crewe Alexandra head on the first away trip of the season buoyed by an opening day to cherish.

That hefty 6-0 victory over Morecambe put Crewe top of the premature League Two table, with a trip to South Wales to take on Newport County AFC next on the agenda.

Date: Saturday 11 August 2018

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Rodney Parade

Previous Meeting At Host Club: Newport 1-2 Crewe (March 2018)

Referee: Brett Huxtable (PL1, 1YC, 0RC)


Crewe: Dave Artell has two major doubts for the match. Shaun Miller (knee) continues to be absent, with a return to training next week looking likely. George Ray (ribs) was forced off in the opening day win over Morecambe & he's rated 50/50 for the trip to South Wales.

The boss has been keen to stress the focus is now on the next game & his squad must now forget the euphoria of the opening day 6-0 mauling of Morecambe.

Loan striker Harry McKidy and Jordan Bowery scored the Alex goals in this fixture last season in a 2-1 Crewe win.


Newport: The hosts had an unbelievable 2017/18 campaign & threatened to crash the play-off party on occassion.

Last weekend's 3-0 hiding at Mansfield perhaps brought Michael Flynn's side back down to earth with a bump, but it's still very early days to right off any team in the division.

The County Manager has bemoaned his sides injury problems ahead of the match & he could name a patched up side for the visit of the Alex.


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