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Crewe Alexandra vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Gresty Road

9th August 2008

15:00

Brighton Come To Town

At last the season starts again on Saturday with a home fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion. But will it be yet another rollercoaster ride this season?

Manager Quotes:

Steve Holland

Steve Holland told the Sentinel 'Brighton finished in the top eight last season, so it is a tough start for us,' 'Forster and Murray are good forwards for this division. Forster is more experienced, while they spent 300,000 on Murray and they both will pose a threat. And I have always liked Cox on the right as he is a jinking winger who can produce something out of the ordinary."

Micky Adams

Brighton manager Micky Adams told The Argus 'We have got a poor record there, let`s face it. I don`t think we have ever won there but I want us to forget about losing jinxes and bogey sides."

'This is a fresh start for everyone and we want to be nice and positive and try to win. We will be ready for them.'

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Crewe will be looking to get off to winning ways like they did in the opening game last season against Brighton.

With Holland adding strength to the Alex attack we should be looking forward to some good pressing football against the opposition. With the addition of Zola, Elding and Grant to the team there should be plenty of goals, even with loosing Maynard.

The defence is still a bit wobbly though and with McCready in the team it can leave you feeling a bit like a blancmange. The addition of Collis as goalkeeper looks to be a great move as he has been strong throughout pre-season.

The only two injuries in the Alex squad are to third keeper Tomlinson and loan midfielder Livermore who fractured his fibula in a pre-season game against Wrexham. Elding is still not 100% match fit and will probably be on the subs bench.

Player to watch: Calvin Zola

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Brighton will also look to be getting off to a good start and push on for a place in the top 6. They have never won at Gresty Road although.

Brighton have also been busy in the transfer market over the summer bringing 5 players into the squad ready for the first game. Most noticeably former Colchester left winger Kevin McLeod.

Brighton should have a complete squad to pick from with everybody fit for selection.

Player to watch: Kevin McLead / Dean Cox

Line-Ups

Crewe:

Collis
Woodards
Jones
McCready
Baudet
Bopp
Bailey
O`Connor
Grant
Miller
Zola

Brighton:

Kuipers
Whing
Elphick
Richards
Hawkins
McLeod
Thomson
El Abd
Cox
Murray
Forster

Match Prediction:

The most common score in the Vital Crewe prediction league is a 2-1 win to the Alex, the same score that we beat the Seagulls this time last year. Fingers crossed for a win whatever the scoreline! Come on the Alex!!!!

Next Fixtures:

Crewe Alex Vs Barnsley - 13th August




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