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Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra vs Barnet

Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra vs Barnet

Tomorrow we host Rossi Eames and his Barnet side in our fourth and final game in a row. They have started with an 2-2 away draw at Forest Green Rovers on the opening day, a 3-1 win at Peterborough United in the EFL Cup before a 1-0 home win against Luton in the league last weekend.

During the summer, they have made 3 permanent signings with goalkeeper Craig Ross arriving from Macclesfield Town, right-back Richard Brindley has arrived from Colchester United and striker Shaq Coulthrist arriving from Peterborough. The most high-profile of the summer exits was defender James Pearson who joined Coventry.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:
Crewe Alexandra will be missing the suspended Perry Ng following his red card in last Saturday`s draw with Newport County whilst defender Zoumana Bakayago is available after playing for the Under-23 team on Monday at Ipswich Town and is set to be recalled to the starting 11.

James Jones is set to see Sir Mo Farah`s physio regarding his hernia problem and George Ray is back in training following a stress fracture in the back.

Barnet Team News:
Defenders Elliott Johnson and Harry Taylor, who were both substituted against Luton, have joined Brindley and striker John Akinde on the injury list.

Last Time Out:

Crewe Alexandra 4-1 Barnet, 6h May 2017

Crewe Alexandra hosted Barnet on the final day of last season. A hat-trick from Chris Dagnall and a George Cooper goal, assisted by Dagnall, gave Crewe the win despite Curtis Weston scoring the best goal of the game in the 64th minute to reduce the lead to 2-1 at that point.

Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Ng, Bingham, Bakayago; Jones (Finney 72), Wintle, Cooke (Ainley 45); Dagnall, Bowery, Cooper (Kirk 78)

Looking back through the archives, the 2 clubs have met 12 times with Crewe having 7 wins to 2 with 3 draws. The biggest win for Crewe was a 7-0 victory in Crewe back in August 2010 whilst Barnet`s biggest win came in January 2012 with a 2-0 win at Underhill.

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Writer:Steve Johnson
Date:Friday August 18 2017
Time: 4:00PM

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