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Preview: Stiff Test Awaits At Rampant Robins

27 September 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Stiff Test Awaits At Rampant Robins

27 September 2019

Crewe have started the 2019/20 campaign in sparkling form but face a real test of their promotion credentials with the remaining three of the top for up next in three of the next four matches.

Exeter City & Swindon Town head to Gresty Road in the coming weeks, but that sequence begins with a tough old trip to face third placed Cheltenham Town this weekend.

No side has better home form than the Robins, winning four & drawing one of their opening five at Whaddon Road so far this season - it's been turned into somewhat of a fortress under Michael Duff in a run that stretches back to last season.

But on the flip side, no side in League Two has better away form this season that The Alex with four wins from five league games on the road. Something has to give this weekend!

It's not a match to miss! Put on your lucky gold away shirt & make the trip down to Gloucestershire to back the boys!

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Date: Saturday 28 September 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Whaddon Road

Referee: Lee Swabey

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Cheltenham 0-0 Crewe (September 2018)

Team News:

Crewe: Paul Green serves the final game of his three match ban with James Jones set to retain his place in midfield.

The treatment room has been reported as empty, leaving Dave Artell with a full compliment to choose from for the contest.

The manager may opt to select the same XI that has recorded back to back wins over newly promoted Leyton Orient & Salford City.


Cheltenham: Will Boyle has returned to fitness after injury but may have to wait for his opportunity due to the recent successes.

The Robins have won four matches on the bounce in League Two beating Stevenage, Salford, Bradford & Plymouth.

Former Alex player Luke Varney scored against Crewe at Gresty Road last year & looks set to be the main threat again as the Alex head to Whaddon Road. 


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