Crewe boss Dario Gradi has hinted he will make changes to his starting line-up in the home clash with Accrington.

Gradi was unhappy with his side's performance during the 2-1 defeat to Oxford on Saturday and insisted changes are needed.

He told the club's official website: "I may do something slightly different on Tuesday. I told Steve (Davis) about what I had in mind on the way back from Oxford. It's something we will discuss and debate."

Striker AJ Leitch-Smith could be in line for a recall following his late consolation against the U's and could possibly partner 20-goal top-scorer Clayton Donaldson in attack.

Full-back Matt Tootle is also pushing for a recall after returning to the squad following a virus, while midfielders Ashley Westwood and Danny Shelley are also options. Alex are currently four points off a play-off place.

Accrington manager John Coleman has no new injury or suspension worries.

Midfielder Charlie Barnett returned to first-team action as a late substitute in Saturday's 3-0 win over Port Vale having missing the previous three games with an ankle injury.

Barnett is likely to be named among the replacements again due to the form of his replacement Sean McConville, who has impressed in recent weeks, netting the opener against Vale.

Defender Leam Richardson will miss out again with an ongoing groin problem that has seen him miss the last eight matches. He is not expected to return for another couple of weeks.

Stanley are closing in on the play-off places, sitting just three points off seventh spot with two games in hand on their rivals.

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