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Crewe Alexandra Vs Accrington Stanley, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Crewe centre-halves Matt Mitchel-King and Harry Worley are battling to be fit for the visit of Accrington.

Mitchel-King was forced off against Aldershot last weekend after the ball struck him in the face, causing dizziness, but there is a good chance he will be fit.

Worley was also withdrawn during that game due to an ankle tendon strain. The damage is not as bad as initially feared although he is a doubt.

First-choice keeper Steve Phillips has a slight shoulder problem. He would probably be able to play but boss Dario Gradi has hinted he could give a rare run-out to Adam Legzdins, who is trying to earn a new contract at Gresty Road.

Rookie striker Dan Gardner could also be given a chance while midfielder James Bailey may come back into the reckoning after missing the last two matches with a shin problem.

Manager John Coleman could opt to make changes as Accrington look to halt a winless run of eight league games.

Stanley, who had been chasing a play-off spot earlier in the season, now lie down in 15th spot and will be desperately hoping to end their campaign on a high.

Leam Richardson has made just one appearance all season and will again play no part as he continues to struggle with a groin injury.

Midfielder Alan Burton is Coleman's only other injury absentee as he continues to battle against a similar problem.

When the two sides last met back in September, Accrington came out on top 5-3 in a thriller at the Crown Ground.

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Crewe Alexandra
Alan Burton
Steve Phillips
Football
Adam Legzdins
James Bailey
Harry Worley
League Two
Accrington Stanley
Leam Richardson

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