Date: 1st January 2016 at 5:05pm
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Crewe Alexandra take on fourth-placed Coventry City at Gresty Road this weekend.

The Railwaymen have midfielders Brad Inman and Billy Bingham pushing for recalls, while Semi Ajayi continues in central defence in the absences of both Harry Davis (knee) and George Ray (ankle).

The former Nigerian Under-20 international’s loan spell from Cardiff City expires following the game, as does midfielder Adam King’s from rivals Swansea City.

Another player making the final scheduled appearance of his current loan agreement is veteran striker Ryan Lowe, who has already netted twice in five games. However, there could be further movement on that.

“There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves,” manager Steve Davis told Crewe’s official website. “We all have to dust ourselves down and go again. The players have picked themselves up over the last few days and will be ready for Coventry.

“We have prepared right and there is no better test than Coventry,” he added. “They have arguably been the best side we have faced this season but we gave them a real game earlier in the season and I think we have improved since then as well.”

Coventry were expected to recall thirteen-goal on loan Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong after being rested for their latest game.

Meanwhile, Sky Blues’ manager Tony Mowbray is forced to take in the action from the stands having admitted to a recent FA misconduct charge.