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Preview: Walsall Visit Gresty Road

16 August 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Walsall Visit Gresty Road

16 August 2019

The Alex are hoping to keep the feel-good factor rolling against Walsall on Saturday after securing back-to-back away successes in league & cup.

The three points at Oldham & subsequent penalty shootout victory at Middlesbrough came after a disappointing opening day result against Plymouth Argyle with Crewe hoping to get off to winnings ways on their home turf.

The Saddlers have enjoyed a steady start to the season, winning one & drawing one in the league before losing 3-2 to Crawley in the cup on Tuesday.

Their opening day 1-0 win at Northampton was impressive before following it up with a 1-1 draw with Forest Green at the Banks's Stadium last weekend.

The two sides last met in 2016 in League One, with Walsall joining League Two for this season after a disappointing relegation campaign in 2018/19.

A fascinating game lies in wake at Gresty Road, make sure you come down & give the team your support!

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Date: Saturday 17 August 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Referee: Alan Young

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-1 Walsall (February 2016)


Team News:

Crewe: David Artell hopes to have Olly Lancashire available after the defender was forced off at Middlesbrough in midweek with a recurrence of his groin problem.

Nicky Hunt too may be in line for consideration as he continues his steps back from injury, whilst it's thought Daniel Powell has shaken off the virus that forced him to miss the trip to Teeside.

The Alex boss has a selection headache on his hands, with the players who came into the team at Boro impressing.


Walsall: Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke could ring the changes for the match after seeing his side concede three times in Tuesday's home Carabao Cup defeat to Crawley Town.

The Saddlers boss has made it clear he wants to sign another striker before the end of the transfer window to compete with Caolan Lavery, Elijah Adebayo and Josh Gordon - at least one of whom is set to start at Crewe this weekend.

Lavery came off the bench to score twice in the 3-2 defeat on Tuesday, so he could be given the nod to make his first Saddlers start.


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