Date: 14th March 2017 at 6:28am
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Both teams come into this game looking to distance themselves from the bottom 2 with Crawley virtually safe with 44 points but Crewe need the points more as, just like before the game against relegation-threatened Newport, they are 7 points above the drop-zone and Leyton Orient, who occupy the other relegation spot.

Crawley come into the game without Jordan Roberts and Matt Harrold, who miss out due to a broken toe and Achilles injuries respectively, as Town play their 6th game in 18 days.

Home Record: W7 D4 L6 F20 A20 Pts 25
Top Scorer: James Collins 16

Crewe Alexandra will be missing Jon Guthrie, Danny Hollands and Dave Richards due to hernia, hamstring and finger injuries respectively but they can call on Chris Dagnall after his 3 match suspension for his red card against Stevenage ended with Saturday’s defeat to Newport.

Away Record: W4 D6 L8 F15 A33 Pts 18
Top Scorer: George Cooper, Alex Kiwomya 7

Previous meetings:
In the history of the fixture, there have been 3 wins for Crewe, 2 wins for Crawley and 4 draws.

Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Crawley Town (10th December 2016)
James Collins scored both goals in the reverse fixture at the Alexandra Stadium, scoring in the 21st and 75th minutes.

Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Davis, Guthrie, Ng; Kiwomya (Ainley), Jones (Kirk), Hollands (Nugent), Cooper; Lowe (c), Dagnall
Crawley: Morris; Young, Connolly, Yorwerth, Blackman; Payne, Smith; Boldewijn (Bawling), B.Clifford, Roberts (Yussuf); Collins

Played for both:
Midfielder Chris Atkinson played for Crewe between 2014 and 2016, joining Town on loan during last season. Lee Barnard, Andy Bond, Dale Jasper, Mathias Pogba and Scott Shearer have also played for both clubs.