Crewe Alexandra head into the FA Cup First Round meeting with Carlisle United looking to progress to the next stage for the second year running.
The Alex produced a shock 2-1 victory over high-flying League One side Rotherham United last season before losing a replay to Blackburn Rovers in round two.
Boss Dave Artell is targeting an extended cup run this year, but know it won't be easy against fellow League Two side the Cumbrians who have won the last three meetings between the sides in all competitions - without the Alex scoring a goal.
Date: Saturday 10 November 2018
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Previous Meeting At Host Club: Crewe 0-5 Carlisle (September 2017)
Referee: Lee Swabey (P12, Y39, R2)
Crewe: James Jones is rated 50/50 ahead of the meeting with the Cumbrians. All other first team players, Paul Green aside, are available for the cup tie.
Corey Whelan & Kevin O'Connor are both eligible to play having been given permission by Liverpool & Preston North End respecitvely.
Crewe are looking to bounce back after back-to-back defeats without scoring, but Manager Dave Artell says the team are fired up ahead of the FA Cup tie.
Carlisle: The Cumbrians won against Newport on Saturday, but that was actually their first win in six games - having lost four during that run.
Loan striker Ashley Nadeson is ineligible to play having not gained permission from his parent club.
Hallam Hope has been out injured, but he's expected to be fit to return for the FA Cup tie.
Jason Kennedy, Kelvin Etuhu & Tom Parkes continue to be absent - whilst goalkeeper is also still missing after being injured alongside Alex man Paul Green in a 50/50 challenge in the match at Brunton Park in August.
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