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Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra

12 October 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra

12 October 2022

Following on from four straight league wins including four clean sheets, Rovers now face Crewe Alexandra in Friday night action under the lights.

It’ll be the first of two meetings between the two sides in the space of four days as they again face off on Tuesday night in the Papa John’s Trophy, this time at the Mornflake Stadium.

With Crewe sitting one place and two points behind Rovers in Sky Bet League Two, it may well be a tightly contested affair despite differing form between the two teams.

Crewe have won just one of their last nine in all competitions which came against bottom side Crawley Town and appear to have slightly dropped off from their positive start to the campaign which saw them lose just one of their opening six league games.

As for Rovers, Micky Mellon will look to continue the feel-good factor with another big game on Friday night after picking up a 2-0 win away at Sutton United last time out which made it four wins on the bounce in league action.

Team News:

Rovers have no new injury concerns to worry about.

Tom Davies continues his return to fitness in training whilst Joel Mumbongo, Charlie Jolley, Luke Robinson and Kyle Jameson remain sidelined

One to Watch: Courtney Baker-Richardson

After coming through the ranks at Coventry City, Baker-Richardson spent a number of years within the non-league system before really hitting the ground running at Leamington where he earned himself a move to then Premier League side Swansea City In 2017.

He scored his first goal for the Swans in 2018 before joining Accrington Stanley on loan for the remainder of the season in 2019 which followed by him being released by the Welsh side.

Following spells at Barrow and Newport as well as loan spell with non-league Barnet, Baker-Richardson joined Crewe in the summer of 2022 and has enjoyed a successful start to the campaign with six goals in eight starts so far in Sky Bet League Two.

Manager: Alex Morris

After coming through at Crewe, injuries prevented Morris from ever making a professional appearance despite being offered a professional one-year deal with Alexandra.

He then moved into coaching, originally within the academy set-up at Crewe before being promoted to assistant manager under David Artell. When Artell departed, Morris took interim charge before being given the job on a permanent basis in late April of last season.

With a decent start following on from a dismal campaign last term, Morris is a few wins from helping Crewe climb the fourth tier and be serious contenders for the play-off places in 2022/23.

Match Coverage:

Friday's game will be streamed live on iFollow in both the UK and abroad! Click here to get your match pass now for just £10

You can also follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report. 

Twitter: @tranmererovers 

Facebook: @trfcofficial 

Instagram: @tranmererovers 

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.

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