Alex going to assess injured duo, Taylor-Sinclair and Dale over next two days.
Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell says that he will have to assess the fitness of left-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Owen Dale after both picked up slight injuries against Notts County last weekend.
Taylor-Sinclair, who scored the opening goal in our 3-0 home win against the Magpies, was withdrawn in the final ten minutes after complaining of some tightness in his quad muscle. He was replaced by James Jones, who promptly scored the final goal in our comfortable victory.
Taylor-Sinclair was received rehab since and David Artell has in his words ‘wrapped him in cotton-wool’ because we are still without full-back Harry Pickering, who is now running again after hernia surgery.
Owen Dale came off the bench against County and played a part in the creation of the second goal that was tapped home by Ryan Wintle after a clever move down the right hand side.
Dale wasn’t able to train on Sunday after suffering a back spasm but it is hoped that he will recover in time to be considered for the Good Friday game at home to Yeovil.
David explained to the club’s official website: “Aaron said he felt something that his thigh was tightening up, so as a precaution we took him straight off. We have wrapped him in cotton-wool since and before Friday's game, we will take it off and see how he is.
The boss added: “Owen had a bit of a back spasm so he didn’t train on Sunday and had treatment instead but we are hoping he will be fine.”