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Preview: Crewe Host Carlisle In New Year Clash

31 December 2019

Crewe Alexandra welcome Carlisle United to Gresty Road on New Year's Day, hoping to kick off 2020 in the best possible way - with three points.

The Alex bounced back from Boxing Day defeat at Salford, winning 3-1 at home to Scunthorpe United on Sunday and maintaing their spot in third.

Carlisle were also winners on Sunday, with a late Harry McKirdy winner handing Chris Beech his first league win as manager.

The two sides met earlier in the season, with Crewe winning 4-2 away at Boundary Park, and Dave Artell will hope for a similar outcome on Wednesday.

Date: Wednesday 1st January 2020

Competition: Sky Bet League Two

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Referee: John Busby

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 2-1 Carlisle (February, 2019)

Team News:

Crewe: There will be checks for both Eddie Nolan and Chris Porter, who missed the win over Scunthorpe. With a hectic festive period, the whole squad will be checked for fitness ahead the Carlisle clash.

Carlisle: Similarly, the Cumbrians could be forced into a few changes from the side that were winners away at Walsall after a busy schedule.

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