Crewe Alexandra are looking to continue the fine home form that has been the bedrock of the 2018/19 season when Newport County AFC come to town.
Eight of the 13 Sky Bet League Two matches played at the Alexandra Stadium have resulted in victory for Crewe, with two draws & just three losses.
Newport won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Rodney Parade in August in just the second game of the season - Paul Green missing a penalty that day as the Alex should've secured at least a point.
The last meeting at Gresty Road came in August 2017, Chris Dagnall equalsing in a 1-1 draw after Perry Ng had been sent off early doors.
Date: Saturday 12 January 2018
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-1 Newport (Aug 2017)
Referee: Nicholas Kinseley (P17, Y51, R2)
Crewe: The Alex are still sweating over the fitness of defender Eddie Nolan who is now rated 50/50 for the game after missing the previous two with a calf strain.
The rest of the squad are expected to be fit, but boss Dave Artell could make changes to his side after an uninspiring performance at Morecambe last week.
The Alex won both home games over Christmas against Lincoln & Stevenage & will be glad to return to home soil after picking up one point from the last two on the road at Bury & Morecambe.
Newport: New Exiles loanee Vashon Neufville could be set to make his league debut for the Club having signed from West Ham just in time to play in the FA Cup against Leicester last weekend.
Tyreeq Bakinson has also extended his loan spell with County having enjoyed the first half of the campaign at Rodney Parade.
Crewe must be wary of Exiles strikers Jamille Matt & Padraig Amond who pose a strong goal-threat, Amond netting the winner in the 1-0 loss at Rodney Parade in August.
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