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Preview: In-Form Grimsby Up Next

5 September 2019

Crewe Alexandra head to Grimsby Town for a third vs fourth clash in Sky Bet League Two with both teams having begun the season in good form.

Recovering from an opening day defeat to Plymouth, Crewe have won four out of six league games to sit third on 12 points, with the Mariners just a point behind.

They've lost just once so far in the league, 1-0 at Forest Green, whilst also picking up three victories & two draws including a 5-2 demolition of Port Vale at Blundell Park two Saturdays ago.

Crewe have their first midweek off next week, whilst Grimsby host Macclesfield Town in their rearranged Carabao Cup second round tie - with the winners set to travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the third round.

It's two in-form sides going into battle at Blundell Park this weekend, so why not go along & get yourself some fish & chips & enjoy the game!

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Date: Saturday 7 September 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Blundell Park

Referee: Antony Coggins

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Grimsby 2-0 Crewe (May 2019)


Team News:

Crewe: The Alex made eight changes for the tie against Burton Albion in midweek & could be set to switch back to a more familiar side that has started off so well in League Two this season.

Dave Richards will definitely continue in goal though, with Will Jaaskelainen away on international duty with Finland Under 21s & Chuma Anene could retain his place in the side if Chris Porter is not passed fit enough to play after his injury against Bradford last weekend.

Ryan Wintle, Paul Green & Tommy Lowery are all set to regain their places in midfield after being rested from the start on Tuesday night.


Grimsby: Ahkeem Rose could be set for a start in the league after making his return from injury in Tuesday night's Trophy defeat to Scunthorpe.

Former Alex man Harry Davis remains sidelined with a long-term injury whilst Harry Clifton is away on Wales Under 21 duty.

Danger man James Hanson has been involved in more goals (5 goals, 3 assists), than any other please in the top four tiers of English football this season. The powerful striker has also won more aerial duels than any other player in League Two so far this season.


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