Crewe Alexandra Vs Chesterfield, Sat 12 Mar 2011

Published Add your comment

Matt Tootle is likely to remain sidelined so Crewe boss Dario Gradi will select from an unchanged squad for the visit of league leaders Chesterfield.

Full-back Tootle has missed the last two matches due to a virus.

After returning to winning ways against Burton last weekend, Gradi named the same starting XI at Macclesfield in midweek. However, after a 1-0 defeat some changes could be in order.

Midfielders Joel Grant and Danny Shelley, along with forwards Ajay Leitch-Smith and Antoni Sarcevic are options for Gradi.

Shelley and Leitch-Smith enjoyed second-half run-outs at Moss Rose and, along with Sarcevic, scored for the reserve-team on Wednesday.

The sides contested an incredible match in the reverse fixture at the b2net Stadium in October as Chesterfield fought back from a 4-1 half-time deficit to draw 5-5.

Derek Niven is a doubt for Chesterfield.

The midfielder required five stitches in a head wound against Northampton on Tuesday night and had to be replaced by Kieran Djilali.

Boss John Sheridan has options should Niven be unavailable. Crystal Palace youngster Djilali could keep his place, although Dwayne Mattis is back in contention for a start after coming on for the final few moments against the Cobblers following a calf injury.

Dean Morgan was left out in midweek after two games in quick succession following two months out with an ankle injury and he could also come back into the reckoning, with veteran striker Jack Lester likely to be given his customary away match rest.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Joel Grant
Derek Niven
Danny Shelley
Dean Morgan
Matt Tootle
Dean Morgan
League Two
Jack Lester
Dwayne Mattis

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again