Crewe Alexandra welcome Tranmere Rovers to Gresty Road for the first time since August 2013.
On that occassion, the Alex won 2-1 thanks to a double from a young Ryan Colclough & Rovers were evetually relegated from League One at the end of that season.
Since returning to the EFL this season after being relegated out of the league in 2015, Tranmere have been going great guns & currently sit inside the play-off places.
In contrast, Crewe have had a bumpy start to the campaign & currently occupy 18th spot in the league.
The form tables would point to an away win for Rovers, but Crewe always seem to do what isn't expected of them so it really is anyones game!
Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Previous Meeting At Host Club: Crewe 2-1 Tranmere (August 2013)
Referee: Carl Boyeson (P15, Y61, R1)
Crewe: The Alex have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the contest despite Eddie Nolan & Jordan Bowery seeming to end Tuesday night's game with a limp. Both are fine & in contention.
The Alex are looking for victory for the first time since defeating Grimsby 2-0 in late October & are looking to arrest a run of four straight defeats in all competitions.
David Artell remains in confident mood ahead of the contest, insisting his troops are not far away from putting a really positive string of results together.
Tranmere: Cole Stockton is back in training following a lay off through injury. Liam Ridehalgh is also back within the first team set up, featuring in the Cheshire Senior Cup on Wednesday night.
Rovers look to main man James Norwood to provide the threat - the striker has netted 13 goals in his 17 games this season.
Rovers have won their last League Two contests, seeing off Exter & Crawley - scoring seven goals in the process & conceding just once.
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