Crewe Alexandra make the lengthy trip to Devon to take on Exeter City looking to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to Oldham last weekend.
Despite only winning one & drawing two of ten away games on the road this season, many of the performances have warranted more & boss Dave Artell will be looking to take advantage of the Grecians current poor form.
City haven't won in their last eight League Two games, losing four & drawing four. Their last win came at St James Park against Swindon in mid-October, though they did beat Bristol Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy last month.
Date: Saturday 15 December 2018
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: St James Park
Previous Meeting At Host Club: Exeter 3-0 Crewe (September 2017)
Referee: Craig Hicks (P23, Y77, R5)
Crewe: Paul Green is almost close to a return after four-months on the sidelines, but the game comes to early for him.
Otherwise, it's a clean bill of health for Dave Artell's squad with decisions to be made over team selection following last week's disappointing performance & 2-0 defeat to Oldham.
The last away game at Crawley in November did result in a 3-0 defeat for the Alex, though many are still scratching their heads over how one of the best performances of the season ended that way.
A similar type of performance against the Grecians & the Alex shouldn't be too far away.
Exeter: Hiram Boateng continues to be missing after long-term injury, but manager Matty Taylor remains cagey over availability of his other players.
As mentioned, Exeter haven't won a league game since mid-October & have lost their last three in all competitons.
But they do have a good record at SJP against the Alex, winning 4-0 & 3-0 in both of Dave Artell's visits as Crewe manager.
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