Crewe are looking to set the record straight after Colchester thumped the Alex 6-0 on a dismal night in Essex in August.
The U's continued on a good path from that night & have bobbed around the play-off spots all season long & currently reside in seventh ahead of this weekend's match.
Crewe's form however was hit & miss for the final months of 2018, but since Boxing Day's victory over Lincoln, the upward momentum has really hit home.
Couple that with the Alex's home record, the fourth best in the division, and there certainly is justified optimism ahead of the contest.
Date: Saturday 26 January 2018
Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-0 Colchester (Feb 2018)
Referee: Peter Wright (P23, Y65, R4)
Crewe: James Jones will be missing from the side as he begins his rehabilitation from the ankle injury picked up at MK Dons.
There are hopes that Paul Green & Nicky Hunt could return after their respective injury lay-offs, both will be monitored ahead of the contest.
The Alex have won three home games on the bounce & will be looking to make that four against the U's this weekend.
Colchester: Despite Colchester's good form for much of the season, they're actually in a bit of a sticky patch at the moment with just one league win in their last six games.
That came in a dominant 3-0 success at Vale Park two weekends ago, but other than that, the U's form has been somewhat the opposite of Crewe's since Boxing Day - losing three of those six matches.
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