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Preview: First Ever Meeting With Salford City

20 September 2019

Crewe Alexandra are hoping to return to winning ways at home after the 3-2 reverse against Cambridge last weekend fresh off an impressive three points from the trip to Leyton Orient in midweek.

The match is the first professional meeting between the two sides after the Ammies' promotion from the National League last season.

After a dream start to life in League Two with an opening day victory over Stevenage, Salford now sit 16th in the table with 11 points from their opening nine games.

Crewe are currently sitting pretty in second place in League Two having enjoyed six wins from nine & are looking to keep the good form going heading into the Salford game.

The Alex's Under 18s did meet Salford at the Penninsula Stadium in the second round of the FA Youth Cup last season, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Connor Heath and former scholar Malachi Linton.

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Date: Saturday 21 September 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Referee: Will Finnie

Previous Meeting at Host Club: No previous meeting between the sides!


Team News:

Crewe: Paul Green sits out the second match of his three game ban after being sent off against Cambridge last weekend.

Other than that, David Artell has reported a fully fit squad for the clash with the Ammies. It could be the same XI that defeated Orient in midweek.


Salford: Graham Alexander made eight changes to his side on Tuesday night and was rewarded with a 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town - he could go with the same side for the Crewe trip.

Richie Towell and Jack Baldwin both missed the game after picking up injuries and will be checked.

Defender Nathan Pond returned from a knock as a late substitute and comes into contention for a starting place.


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