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Introducing Crewe Alexandra

8 June 2015

Railwaymen avoided the drop on final day of last season

Name: Crewe Alexandra Football Club
Founded: 1877
Stadium: Gresty Road
Capacity: 10, 153
Manager: Steve Davis
Last season: 20th in League One

The 2015/16 campaign will see Crewe Alexandra compete in the third tier for the fourth consecutive season.

Crewe narrowly avoided relegation on the final day, and remained in League One despite a 1-0 home defeat to Bradford City – so will be hoping for better next term under the guidance of manager Steve Davis.

Davis took over the Railwaymen in November 2011, following managerial stints at Nantwich Town and Northwich Victoria.

And during his time at Gresty Road, he has overseen promotion to League One via the Play-Offs in May 2012, as well as a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win in 2013.

In his playing days, the former defender made over a 100 appearances for Crewe, Burnley and Barnsley amongst others.

The supporters of Crewe will be hopeful that Canadian forward Marcus Haber can follow on from his exploits last season.

Haber began his playing career in the youth set up at Dutch side FC Groningen, and Canadian outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, where he made 30 appearances before securing a move to West Bromwich Albion in January 2010.

He failed to make any senior appearances at the Baggies, and spent time out on loan with Exeter City and Scottish side St Johnstone.

After his release from West Brom in the summer of 2011, Haber moved on a permanent deal to St Johnstone, making 34 appearances in a solitary season before moving south of the border to Stevenage.

A further two years would be spent at Stevenage, where he made 45 appearances and scoring seven times, but his time in Hertfordshire also included a brief loan stay at Notts County in 2013.

Haber joined his current club, Crewe, on a free transfer in the summer of 2014, and scored eight times in 39 outings for the Cheshire outfit last term.

Fleetwood and Crewe have faced off three times, with the Alex gaining the advantage when the sides last met in February, Nicky Ajose and Haber netted in a 2-0 win.

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