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Preview: Cobblers Come To Gresty Road

2 March 2019

Crewe Alexandra are looking to recover from the disappointment of losing the seven game unbeaten run last weekend with a victory when Northampton Town come to Gresty Road on Saturday.

The defeat to Exeter has left The Alex with a real uphill battle for the final 12 matches if a play-off place is going to materialise.

Now eight points off those bountiful top seven places, Crewe must start a new unbeaten run soon in order to make the shake-up.

Northampton's form has been patchy of late, though they are unbeaten in four games. The draw specialists of League Two with 15 of their 34 games ending all square, they've drawn two more games than their closest rival in Mansfield who've drawn 13 times. 

They beat Stevenage 2-1 last time out however, with a victory over Tranmere & draws with Lincoln & Crawley also making up their previous four games.


Date: Saturday 2 March 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-1 Northampton (Mar 2012)

Referee: Lee Collins (P17, Y52, R1)


Crewe: James Jones is coming ever closer to a return, but he remains sidelined for the match.

Boss Dave Artell has otherwise reported a clean bill of health for his squad, but he could break the mould from his 'unchanged' run of games after defeat last weekend.

Loanees Aaron Taylor-Sinclair & Jamie Sterry are pushing for a start, as are Shaun Miller & Tommy Lowery.

We'll find out at 2pm on match day what the Alex manager has done with his team.


Northampton: Sam Foley & Marvin Sordell are now back fully fit having made cameo returns to the side last weekend at Stevenage.

Shay Facey & George Cox are thought to be the only absentees for the Cobblers for the clash.

The Cobblers are unbeaten on their last three on the road, beating Tranmere & Stevenage & drawing at Lincoln City.


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