Boss admirer of Swindon squad and says that they have players to step into Doyle's boots.
David Artell admits that it is a blow for Swindon Town to be without their leading goalscorer Eoin Doyle after he was recalled to his parent club Bradford City his week.
Doyle is the leading scorer in Europe with 23 goals in the first half of the season - but with Bradford also in the promotion hunt it wasn’t a total surprise that the Bantams recalled the prolific Irishman.
Swindon may still try to secure Doyle, 31, on a permanent contract during the January transfer window.
Crewe will also travel to the County Ground without leading scorer Chris Porter, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury.
Artell told the club’s official website: “Swindon are top of the league and that is not all down to Eoin Doyle. They have good players. They have Yates, who has scored plenty and been really good for them. They have Anderson, Woolery, Grant, Doughty, Rose and Caddis, so we know they have a lot of options.
“They are not a one man team or a two man team if you include Yates in that. They are a good team and we will have to show we are a god team as well.
He added: “We know that if we play well we can give anyone a game and Saturday will be no different. People talk about it being a big game but it is still three points up for grabs. It was the same against Salford, Carlisle, Scunthorpe and Stevenage and it is three points available at Swindon.”