Skipper back for weekend
Crewe Alexandra are expected to welcome back skipper Luke Murphy for their weekend visit to Preston North End.
|"It has settled down and I am sure he will be fine" - Steve Davis|
But goalkeeper Steve Phillips picked up a sore ankle on his first appearance of the season and appears likely to be replaced by Alan Martin.
Otherwise, centre-back Harry Davis should be able to shake-off a bruised shin collected in midweek.
"Murph did have a bit of tight groin in the build-up to the game, so we chose to give him a rest," manager Steve Davis confirmed to Crewe's official website. "It has settled down and I am sure he will be fine.
"He has returned to training with no ill-effects, so that is encouraging," he continued. "We also gave Mark and Byron a bit of rest and I think that will be important with the amount of games we have coming up."
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