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          Crewe Alexandra vs Swindon Town Preview, Tips & Stats

          Crewe Alexandra welcome Swindon Town to Gresty Road this Saturday. The hosts are in the mix for the Play-offs, where a win can help them close in on automatic promotion, whereas Swindon need a three point haul to get closer to the top half of the table.

          Crewe currently sit fifth in League Two after 26 games. The Railwaymen have 12 wins, eight draws and six losses, leaving them on 44 points, two points within the Play-offs and five points from the automatic promotion spots.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Crewe have two wins, one draw and two losses.

          Ben Whitfield’s first goal of the game gave Barrow the 1 - 0 lead at halftime and Gerard Garner’s penalty doubled the lead. Elliott Nevitt got Crewe into the game, but Whitfield’s second goal secured the 3 - 1 win for Barrow. Freddie Draper and Oisin McEntee both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Walsall over Crewe, despite The Railwaymen having more of the possession and 15 shots.

          Crewe took the lead against Newport County just three minutes into the second half through Chris Long, but a goal from Will Evans within 15 minutes levelled the game. Despite Crewe having 23 shots and Newport having 19 shots, neither team could find another goal and had to settle for a 1 - 1 draw. Long was on the scoresheet again for Crewe, this time with a penalty in a 1 - 0 win over Bradford.

          The last time out for Crewe was against Mansfield Town. Joe White scored the only goal of the game in the second minute to give Crewe the 1 - 0 win over Mansfield.

          Swindon, on the other hand, sit 15th in League Two. In 27 games, Swindon have nine wins, seven draws and 11 losses which leaves them on 34 points, ten points above the relegation zone but also three points from the top half of the table.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Swindon have one win, one draw and three losses.

          Dan Kemp opened the scoring for Swindon early in the first half to give Swindon the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. However, Kieron Morris and Tom Davies both scored in the second half to give Tranmere the 2 - 1 win. Wrexham took an early lead through a James McClean goal and despite a red card to James Jones, Wrexham held on for a 1 - 0 win over Swindon.

          Swindon bounced back next time out against Forest Green Rovers. Kemp’s first goal of the game early in the second half but Matt Taylor equalised for Forest Green. However, Kemp completed his brace late on to grab a 2 - 1 win. A brace from Danilo Orsi and a goal from Jack Roles gave Crawley the 3 - 0 lead, Kemp did manage to bag a goal in the 92nd minute, but it wasn’t enough as Crawley secured the 3 - 1 win.

          The last time out for Swindon was against Colchester. A Charlie Austin penalty and a goal from Tom Brewitt gave Swindon the 2 - 0 lead, but a goal from Matt Jay in the added time of the first half got Colchester in the game. Swindon held onto the lead, but a goal from Bradley Ihionvien in the 94th minute grabbed the 2 - 2 draw for Colchester.

          Crewe and Swindon have met 46 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1969. Swindon have the better record in the fixture with 21 wins in comparison to Crewe’s 18 wins, with the other seven games ending in a draw.

          Crewe Alexandra Team News

          Lee Bell has no new injuries to manage this weekend.

          Swindon Town Team News

          Michael Flynn has Tariq Uwakwe, Benn Ward and Reece Devine unavailable this weekend.

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