Another fixture arrives and another massive relegation clash as Town welcome Crewe to The County Ground.
Danny Wilson has indicated yet again that there is still a long way to go in the quest for League One survival. ‘We’re prepared to go the distance should it come to that’ stated Wilson in a recent interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Swindon Town Team News:
Owain Tudur-Jones returns from international duty and will no doubt go staight back into the first XI. Sean Morrison is out and Hal Robson-Kanu is fighting to be fit.
Player to watch: Simon Cox
The Crewe defence and midfield will no doubt try and prevent more goals from one of League Ones best players
Crewe Alexandra Team News:
Dennis Lawrence returned from international duty with Trinidad & Tobago unscathed but will face a fitness test.
Calvin Zola has been deemed fit to play after shaking off a hamstring injury.
After being stretchered off last week Byron Moore is fighting to be fit – Scott McManus is standing by to replace him.
Chris McCready, Steven Schumacher and Mark Carrington are all out.
Player to watch: Tom Pope
The Stoke born 23 year old has come a long way since entering the Football League from Biddulph Victoria.
He’s had a decent season scoring ten goals including a brace in the recent 3-2 loss to Leeds United.
Match Facts & Stats
Last 5 League Games:
Swindon Town’s form versus Crewe:
13/12/08: CAFC 1-0 STFC
C: S. Miller (’45)
26/01/08: CAFC 0-0 STFC
01/09/07: STFC 1-1 CAFC
S: M. Pook (’24) C: S. Schumacher (’42)
19/04/03: CAFC 0-1 STFC
S: S. Miglioranzi (’75)
21/12/02: STFC 1-3 CAFC
C: D. Ashton (’18), S. Foster (’40), R. Jack (’59) S: S. Parkin (’75 pen)
Played for Both Clubs
Gareth Whalley, Keith East, Patrick Noubissie, Ashley Westwood, Colin Prophett & Anthony MacNamee are among the selected few to have played for both clubs.
Meanwhile Maurice Lindley managed both clubs during his coaching career.
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