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Preview: Crewe Face Crucial Exeter Clash

22 February 2019

The Alex are hoping to continue the upward momentum towards the play-off places when Exeter City come to town this weekend.

The Grecians too are right in the mix currently sitting in eighth in the League Two table, five points above Crewe with a game in hand.

The Alex are looking for a SIXTH straight home victory with a run that started on Boxing Day against table-toppers Lincoln City.

With the away form improving too, Crewe are unbeaten in seven straight games at present, but that has only helped them catch up with the pack. More of the same is now needed if a real promotion push is to materialise, with the Exeter fixture now taking added importance.

City are on decent away form themselves, winning two, drawing one & losing one of their last four on the road - so Dave Artell's troops will have to be on their game to aquire the desired result.

Crewe will hope to avenge the 1-0 defeat to Exeter earlier in the season when a spectacular Lee Martin strike from distance gave the Grecians the points on a damp day at St James Park.


Date: Saturday 23 February 2018

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-2 Exeter City (Feb 2018)

Referee: Dean Whitestone (P28, Y84, R3)


Crewe: James Jones is once again thought to be the only abentee, though he has now returned to light training.

Loanees Aaron Taylor-Sinclair & Jamie Sterry on knocking on the door for a starting place, but Manager David Artell may keep  faith with the same XI for a fifth straight game after winning two & drawing two of the last four.


Exeter: Their hero from the game earlier in the season, Lee Martin, will be missing from the match with a calf injury. Jonathan Forte is a doubt with a knee problem, whilst Hiram Boateng is thought not to be risked despite returning to training.

Leading marksman Jayden Stockley left in January to join Preston North End.

Nicky Law is the Grecians' key man at present, netting four goals in their last four games.


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