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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: CREWE v IRON

15 April 2016

United travel to Crewe on Saturday and will be looking to make it two wins in a row.

The Iron beat Burton 1-0 in their last match, with Neal Bishop netting the only goal in an impressive performance.

They travel to a Crewe side that is left playing for pride after their relegation was confirmed last weekend.

Crewe find themselves bottom of the league having struggled all season, with defeat at Port Vale meaning they will play in League Two next season.

A win would keep the Iron's faint play-off hopes alive, and Graham Alexander will hope to see his side finish the season off strongly.



The Iron have no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Crewe, meaning they are only without their long-term absentees.

Luke Daniels missed the previous match against Burton, but is back in training and could make the squad for the game.

Scott Wiseman is out after surgery ended his season, while Jim O'Brien also had an operation on a groin injury.

Sean McAllister is back jogging following an ankle injury and Graham Alexander hopes to see him back in contention in a couple of weeks.



Crewe central midfielder David Fox is someone who offers plenty of experience to a side that is relatively young.

The summer signing has played at the top level for Norwich City and joined the Alex from League One rivals Colchester.

The 31-year-old started his career at Manchester United, but failed to make a single appearance before moving to Blackpool.

He played for the Lancashire side for four seasons, helping them into the Championship before moving to Colchester.

An impressive season in Essex saw him follow his former manager Paul Lambert to Norwich, where he was instrumental in their promotion to the top flight.

Despite being a fan favourite, Fox found himself out of favour under Chris Hughton in 2013 and returned to Colchester.

After another successful stint in Essex, Fox decided to return to the North West to be closer to his family, which saw him join Crewe.



Two goals in quick succession condemned the Iron to a 2-0 defeat on their visit to Crewe last season.

A goalless first half was separated by a quick fire double from the hosts straight after the break.

Greg Leigh gave them a 54th minute lead, before Marcus Haber doubled their advantage just a minute later to seal the match.

The Iron pushed for a response, but were unable to find a way through as the hosts claimed a vital win in their bid for survival.



Here are all the past results between the two sides:

SEASON/DATE
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat 15 Aug (LG 1)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Madden (2)
2014-15 - Sat 7 Mar (LG 1)Crewe 2-0 Iron

2014-15 - Sat 13 Dec (LG 1)Iron 2-1 Crewe
Williams, Llera
2012-13 - Sat 2 Feb (LG 1)Crewe 1-0 Iron

2012-13 - Tue 21 Aug (LG 1)Iron 1-2 Crewe
Grella
2008-09 - Sat 17 Jan (LG 1)Crewe 3-2 Iron
Hayes, Hooper
2008-09 - Sat 11 Oct (LG 1)Iron 3-0 Crewe
Woolford, Hayes, Iriekpen
2006-07 - Tue 27 Feb (LG 1)Crewe 1-3 Iron
Sharp (2), Beckford
2006-07 - Sat 12 Aug (LG 1)Iron 2-2 Crewe
Sharp, Crosby
1993-94 - Tue 15 Mar (DIV 3)Iron 2-1 Crewe
Alexander, Thornber
1993-94 - Sat 12 Feb (DIV 3)Crewe 3-3 Iron
Martin, Carmichael, Danzey
1992-93 - Tue 20 Apr (DIV 3)Crewe 1-0 Iron

1992-93 - Sat 19 Sep (DIV 3)Iron 3-3 Crewe
Goodacre, Humphries, Daws
1991-92 - Wed 13 May (DIV 4 P/O SF2)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Martin, Hamilton
1991-92 - Sun 10 May (DIV 4 P/O SF1)Crewe 2-2 Iron
Helliwell (2)
1991-92 - Sat 18 Apr (DIV 4)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Helliwell
1991-92 - Sat 21 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 1-0 Crewe
Hamilton
1988-89 - Sat 14 Jan (DIV 4)Iron 2-2 Crewe
Daws (2)
1988-89 - Sat 3 Sep (DIV 4)Crewe 3-2 Iron
Flounders, Lister
1987-88 - Mon 4 Apr (DIV 4)Iron 2-1 Crewe
Flounders, Taylor
1987-88 - Sat 21 Nov (DIV 4)Crewe 2-2 Iron
Atkins, Flounders
1986-87 - Sat 24 Jan (DIV 4)Crewe 2-2 Iron
De Mange, Broddle
1986-87 - Sun 7 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 2-1 Crewe
Johnson, Hunter
1985-86 - Tue 4 Mar (DIV 4)Crewe 4-0 Iron

1985-86 - Tue 1 Oct (DIV 4)Iron 3-1 Crewe
Graham, Holland (og), Hill
1984-85 - Sat 16 Feb (DIV 4)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Shutt
1984-85 - Tue 18 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 2-3 Crewe
Scott (og), Cowling
1982-83 - Fri 25 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Hunter (2)
1982-83 - Fri 12 Nov (DIV 4)Crewe 0-1 Iron
O'Berg
1981-82 - Sun 28 Feb (DIV 4)Iron 0-1 Crewe

1981-82 - Sat 10 Oct (DIV 4)Crewe 3-0 Iron

1980-81 - Sat 14 Feb (DIV 4)Crewe 1-0 Iron

1980-81 - Sat 6 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 1-1 Crewe
Partridge
1979-80 - Mon 7 Apr (DIV 4)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Cammack
1979-80 - Tue 4 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 1-1 Crewe
O'Berg
1978-79 - Sat 5 May (DIV 4)Crewe 0-2 Iron
Couch (2)
1978-79 - Sat 31 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 0-1 Crewe

1977-78 - Sat 7 Jan (DIV 4)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Lumby
1977-78 - Tue 23 Aug (DIV 4)Iron 3-0 Crewe
Keeley, Kilmore, Lumby
1976-77 - Sat 12 Feb (DIV 4)Crewe 2-1 Iron
Keeley
1976-77 - Fri 3 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 4-0 Crewe
Wiggington (2), Keeley, O'Connor
1975-76 - Tue 16 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 1-0 Crewe
Green
1975-76 - Sat 18 Oct (DIV 4)Crewe 1-0 Iron

1974-75 - Sat 8 Feb (DIV 4)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Davidson
1974-75 - Sat 2 Nov (DIV 4)Iron 1-1 Crewe
Roberts
1973-74 - Sat 12 Jan (DIV 4)Crewe 1-0 Iron

1973-74 - Fri 14 Sep (DIV 4)Iron 0-0 Crewe

1971-72 - Sat 8 Jan (DIV 4)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Kerr (2)
1971-72 - Sat 28 Aug (DIV 4)Crewe 0-2 Iron
Jackson, Davidson
1970-71 - Sat 6 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 1-1 Crewe
Woolmer
1970-71 - Sat 24 Oct (DIV 4)Crewe 3-1 Iron
Davidson
1969-70 - Tue 31 Mar (DIV 4)Iron 0-1 Crewe

1969-70 - Sat 1 Nov (DIV 4)Crewe 0-2 Iron
Heath (2)
1957-58 - Wed 18 Sep (DIV 3 N)
Crewe 0-2 Iron
Haigh, Williams (og)
1957-58 - Thu 12 Sep (DIV 3N)Iron 3-2 Crewe
Marriott, Haigh, Brownsword
1956-57 - Thu 27 Sep (DIV 3N)Iron 5-1 Crewe
Gregory (2), Haigh, Fletcher, Brown
1956-57 - Wed 19 Sep (DIV 3N)Crewe 2-1 Iron
Luke
1955-56 - Sat 4 Feb (DIV 3N)Crewe 1-2 Iron
Gregory, Jones
1955-56 - Sat 24 Sep (DIV 3N)Iron 1-1 Crewe
Brown
1954-55 - Sat 23 Apr (DIV 3N)Iron 3-1 Crewe
Gregory, Brown, McGill
1954-55 - Sat 4 Dec (DIV 3N)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Gregory
1953-54 - Sat 6 Feb (DIV 3N)Iron 2-2 Crewe
Mosby, Haigh
1953-54 - Sat 19 Sep (DIV 3N)Crewe 1-1 Iron
Haigh
1952-53 - Mon 6 Apr (DIV 3N)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Haigh, Brown
1952-53 - Fri 3 Apr (DIV 3N)Crewe 2-0 Iron

1951-52 - Sat 26 Jan (DIV 3N)Iron 2-0 Crewe
Cumner, Powell
1951-52 - Sat 22 Sep (DIV 3N)Crewe 2-2 Iron
Hall, Gray
1950-51 - Sat 3 Mar (DIV 3N)Crewe 2-0 Iron

1950-51 - Sat 14 Oct (DIV 3N)
Iron 1-1 Crewe
Gorin



Here are all the people who have had spells with both clubs:

NAME
POSITION
Nicky Ajose
Striker
Terry Anderson
Midfielder
Joe Anyon
Goalkeeper
Mat Bailey
Striker
Phil Clarkson
Midfielder
Neil Cox
Defender
Neil Cutler
Goalkeeper
Alan Daley
Outside left
Roger Eli
Winger
Nathan Ellington
Striker
George Evans
Midfielder
Rod Fletcher
Striker
Mick Gannon
Defender
Steve Guinan
Striker
Mervyn Jones
Winger
Terry Lees
Full back
Harold Mosby
Striker
Bob Mountford
Striker
Jamie Ness
Midfielder
Michael O'Connor
Midfielder
Martin Taylor
Goalkeeper
Jon Walters
Striker
Neil Warnock
Winger
Andy Woodward
Defender



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