Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Season opens against Hartlepool

Season opens against Hartlepool

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Crewe Alexandra open their season against Hartlepool United in the Capital One Cup first round on Saturday afternoon.

"We're full of confidence going into the season with it being something like 30 games now without defeat" - Steve Davis
Manager Steve Davis is currently waiting on the fitness of striker AJ Leitch-Smith (broken toe) and midfielder Luke Murphy (knee), while goalkeeper Steve Phillips (knee) and defenders Kelvin Mellor(ankle) and Matt Tootle (groin) are definitely out.

However, recent arrival Abdul Osman successfully came through their latest pre-season win against Barnsley and is in line for a start, but fellow newcomer Michael West misses out with a heel injury.

There is also an opportunity to impress for one-time Leeds United goalkeeper Alan Martin in place of the sidelined Phillips.

Davis sees his side going into the new campaign on the back of a long unbeaten run from last season that has also stretched across
their full pre-season programme.

"We're full of confidence going into the season with it being something like 30 games now without defeat, both in the league and in friendlies," Davis told the Crewe & Nantwich Guardian. "If we play like we have shown we can in pre-season, then we will be fine."

Former Hibernian striker Colin Nish (knee) is proving a concern for the visitors alongside the long-serving Ritchie Humphreys (hamstring).

Veteran ex-Leicester City marksman Steve Howard was expected to be given his second debut following his return to the club and fellow newcomers Simon Walton and Jonathan Franks should also feature.

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Friday August 10 2012
Time: 3:02PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Crewe Alexandra League Fixtures Announced

The club start with home games against Mansfield, Newport and Barnet before away trip to Port Vale in August.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many signings do we need to make? As of May's retained list
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
0-28%
3-564%
6-89%
9-123%
13+16%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm4
Vital Football Comment