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Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Fleetwood Town

1 April 2022

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Fleetwood Town face Crewe Alexandra on Saturday 2 April at the Mornflake Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Crewe Alexandra v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 2 April 2022

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Mornflake Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EB

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Town head into the upcoming fixture against the Railwaymen having not played a game in two weeks due to four players being out on international duty with their respected national teams.

A big story from the last week is Paddy Lane making his full debut for the Northern Ireland senior team against Hungary on Tuesday evening. He impressed fans and coaches alike for the 61 minutes he was on the pitch before being subbed off with captain Stephen Davis for George Saville and Stuart Dallas.

Carl Johnston and Barry Baggley were also out with Northern Ireland, but in the Under-21s set up with the former getting his first international goal against Slovakia and the latter coming off the bench on two occasions.

Another stand-out performer was Cian Hayes with the Republic of Ireland Under-19s as he managed to create three goals and even net his first-ever goal for the national side, in three games.

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CREWE ALEXANDRA

Crewe will be looking to get back to winning ways after only winning two from their last 15 Sky Bet League One games as the Cods make the short trip to the Mornflake Stadium at the weekend.

In their last game, which was against Bolton Wanderers, almost held out with the score being 0-0 minutes before the end, but Bolton managed to find a way through with seconds to go through an Amadou Bakayoko strike.

Their last win came at the end of February and was an away clash against Cheltenham Town. They came out victorious at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium after taking the lead thanks to former-Cod Chris Long’s goal 18 minutes in, with Chris Porter making Kion Etete’s goal redundant seven minutes from time, earning them a 2-1 win.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES

Fixture: Fleetwood Town 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 16 October 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 26 December 2020

Venue: Mornflake Stadium

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

Crewe Alexandra

H2H results

4

3

2

PRE-MATCH QUOTES: STEPHEN CRAINEY

Head Coach Stephen Crainey sat down with the press on Thursday afternoon and previewed his side’s league fixture against Crewe Alexandra at the Mornflake Stadium. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“It’s going to be a tough game; I’ve watched their last few games to see what their strengths and weaknesses are, as you do as a manager, and in they were right in the games against Wigan [Athletic] and Bolton [Wanderers]. There wasn’t much in either game and they ended up losing both so it’ll be tough, as every game is in League One.

“We’ve got eight cup finals that we are looking forward to and that run starts with a tough task against Crewe. They are in a similar position to us so they will be desperate for points and will be trying to win the game, much like ourselves, so we are under no illusions, it will be a tough game but one that we hope we can get three points from. You need to go and earn the right to go and win games of football and we will have to do that against Crewe.

“It was pleasing not having a fixture and looking at the table to see us stay on the right side of the line. We had a close eye on the games so, at five o’clock, we were pleased to stay out of it, and we know that it’s still in our own hands anyway. We’re confident we can win games of football from now until the end of the season and we want that run to start on Saturday.”

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