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Crewe Alexandra - Meet The Opposition

14 July 2015

We continue our look at this seasons Sky Bet League 1 opponents

Crewe narrowly avoided relegation into Sky Bet League 2 last season. Losing to Bradford on the last day of the season left them in a perilous position but Notts County and Crawley failed to capitalise on the result as they both were defeated, ensuring Crewe would survive by two points.

Name: Crewe Alexandra Football Club
Nickname: The Railwaymen
Stadium: Gresty Road
Founded: 1877

Last season:
The Railwaymen had a poor campaign last time round as they were the 3rd lowest scorers in the division, only managing to bulge the net a meagre 43 times. This deficiency upfront wasn’t made up for in defence as they also had the 3rd highest goals conceded in the league.
The Alex had a shocking start back in August, losing in all of their first six games.
Nicky Ajose was the club’s top scorer with eight goals to his name.

The Gaffer:
Steve Davis is the man in charge at Crewe. The 49 year old played 145 times for the club from 1983-1987.
The defender started his managerial career in 2003 when he was appointed as Northwich Victoria boss. In 2004 he moved to Nantwich Town where he held the reins for 5 years until 2009.
Davis then moved to Crewe as assistant manager before being appointed as the manager in 2011.

Past Meetings:
Shrewsbury’s last encounter with Crewe was in the 2013/14 season. Tom Bradshaw scored for the Shrews at home to Crewe in April 2014 but it wasn’t enough as Crewe won 3-1. In the reverse fixture at Gresty Road in December 2013 the match ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

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