Date: 26th December 2013 at 10:50am
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Three games unbeaten and Crewe Alexandra face a major Boxing Day test at second-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“They have always tried to get behind us and all I would ask from them is that they stay with us” – Steve Davis

The visitors are likely to recall Mark Ellis
in the centre of their defence after Adam Dugdale suffered concussion during the weekend draw with Shrewsbury Town.

Meanwhile, striker Mathias Pogba (knee) and teenage winger Ryan Colclough (stomach) remain out.

“The fans have been great with us,” manager Steve Davis told
Crewe’s official website. “They stayed behind and applauded the players off the pitch against Port Vale, even when we had lost the derby game and you can’t ask for more than that from them.

“They have always tried to get behind us and all I would ask from them is that they stay with us. We are in this together, we win together and lose together,” he continued. “We have gone through some tough times together but we have been together since day one and everything has to be tandem for us to be a success.”

Wolves have midfielder Kevin McDonald returning from a one-match ban while defender Matt Doherty (hamstring) and striker Jake Cassidy (swollen glands) require late tests.

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