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Darlington vs. Crewe

Darlington Arena

Tuesday 18th August 2009

19:45

On the road again

Crewe make long midweek journey to Darlington looking to build on an impressive 4-0 win at Grimsby.

Vital Quotes:

Despite winning well at Grimsby, Crew e boss Gudjon Thordarson feels their is still room for improvement.

He said ' 'I am always looking or improvement. When you stop doing that as a manager then it is time to give up.

You have to be always looking and even though we won 4-0 at the weekend I am still looking for room to improve'

Darlington Team News:

Assistant Manager Dean Windass is pushing for a recall despite missing a penalty in the 1-0 defeat to Bury at the weekend.

Player to watch: Dean Windass

Has to be Windass, the guy scores for fun against Crewe and should he be start it wouldn't surprise anyone if he opened his goalscoring account for the season against the Railwaymen.

Crewe Team News:

Captain Billy Jones and midfielder Steve Schumacher should shake off knocks to take their places in the starting line up.

Joel Grant has also been struggling but is also expected to be declared fit as Thordarson looks to name an unchanged side.

Likely Team: Button, Jones, Brayford, Worley, Ada, Mitchell-King, Schumacher, Verma, Moore, Grant, Zola

Player to watch: Calvin Zola

Scored 3 goals in 3 games now and has remained fit. The goals should give him confidence to become a key player for the Railwaymen at this level.

Match Facts & Stats

Darlington are yet to win this season and will be looking to get up running tonight.

This is the first meeting between the sides in over 12 years. The teams last met in the league cup in the 1995/96 season which Crewe won 5-1 on aggregate.

Mark Smith was dismissed at Darlington in just 19 seconds in the 1-0 defeat at Darlington on 12th March 1994.

Ref Watch:

The referee is Mr J WAUGH. He will be assisted by P E Curry and J Hunt. The fourth official for the match is Mr B Khatib.

Match Prediction:

Darlington 0-1 Crewe

Next Fixtures:

Crewe v Hereford
Port Vale v Darlington




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Writer: Matt Owen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 18 2009

Time: 8:54AM

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