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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra - The Sky Blues host the Railwaymen at the Ricoh

City face the Alex in SkyBet League Two...

29 September 2017

Venue: Ricoh Arena

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: Saturday 30th September, 2017

Kick-off: 7.45pm

The Sky Blues welcome the Railwaymen to the Ricoh Arena knowing that a win could see them jump to second in SkyBet League Two.

The Railwaymen, sitting eighteeth in the standings, have lost their last five league games getting beat 5-0 by Carlisle along the way. 

The man in charge at Gresty Road is former Gibraltar international David Artell. The centre-back, who even has a degree in Forensic Science from the University of Chester, made 72 appearances for Crewe as a player and took the vacant managers job in January, winning eleven of his first 33 games in charge. 

The Opponents

Top scorer for the Railwaymen is former Derby and Sheffield United forward Chris Porter. The 33-year old has scored five in eight since his move from Colchester in the summer.

A recognisable name on the back of tomorrow's programme is Chris Dagnall. The former Coventry loanee scored just once during his time at the Ricoh, a second-half equaliser at Stadium M:K in a game that City would fight back to win 3-1 in front of 5,000 travelling supporters.

Also upfront for the Alex is former Aston Villa youngster Jordan Bowery. Bowery made 19 Premier League appearances for the Villains as a 21-year old after a successful start to his career with Chesterfield.

Memorable Meeting

Adam Armstrong's hat-trick helped the Sky Blues to a 5-0 victory over the Railwaymen at Gresty Road in 2015.

City were four goals to the good by half time and Armstrong had already completed his hat-trick when the sides went in at the break. 

Jacob Murphy's 25-yard curler was the pick of the goals and the man on-loan from Norwich also grabbed the games winner in the second half after he twisted and turned into space before firing his effort low into the far bottom corner.

Last Five Meetings

Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Coventry City - January 2nd 2016 - League One

Coventry City 3-2 Crewe Alexandra - August 18th 2015 - League One

Coventry City 1-3 Crewe Alexandra - April 25th 2015 - League One

Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Coventry City - October 11th 2014 - League One

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Coventry City - March 29th 2014 - League One

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