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"There Will Be Reasoning Behind Team Selection"

8 October 2019

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has hinted about making some possible changes to his side for tonight’s Leasing.Com Trophy tie at Mansfield Town.

Crewe need to avoid defeat to keep their hopes alive in the competition and Artell will give some of his fringe contingent a chance to stake their claim for a first-team place going forward but his objective will be to win the game.

Goalkeeper Dave Richards is a certain new starter due to Will Jaaskelainen’s International commitments with Finland Under-21s.

Ahead of tonight’s fixture at the One Call Stadium, the Alex boss said: “It is an opportunity to freshen things up but I don’t think there will be that many changes. The focus will be on winning the game.

“Financially it is good for a club like ours but we also have to get the balance right and be aware of the physical development of the players.

“We will look at their individual needs. Some may need a rest, some may need 90 minutes but there will be reasoning behind the eleven we start with.”


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