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Crewe v Stanley

30 December 2016

Stanley's 2016 ends on the road, with an away game to round off the year.

The Reds travel to Crewe Alexandra for New Year's Eve football.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Reds" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49658d-0122"]It's been a year of plenty of highs and some lows and Stanley will hope to end it with three points at Crewe.

The Reds find themselves in a tricky situation in League Two and are in need of a win to start 2017 in the best way possible.

It's a second meeting of the season with the Railwaymen after a 3-0 defeat in the Checkatrade Trophy at the start of the campaign.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Form" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49658d-0122"]Boxing Day's 2-0 defeat at Grimsby means that John Coleman's side are without a win in nine league matches.

They last picked up all three points in mid-October against Blackpool.

Goals continue to be a problem, with the Reds scoring just twice in that nine match run in the league despite creating a host of chances.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Team News

There are no changes to the squad for the game, with Janoi Donacien having got some more training in after being named in the 18 on Boxing Day.

Coleman plans to bring in new signings on 1st January, meaning this could be the last chance for this group of players to impress.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Opposition" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]Following relegation from League One last season, Crewe will hope to return to the third tier at the first time of asking by winning promotion this season.

They made an encouraging start to the season but things have been trickier since, with one win from the last ten games in all competitions.

The Railwaymen sit 16th in the table, six points from the bottom two and just seven from the play-off places so it's still all to play for.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Manager" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]Former Burnley player Steve Davis became Crewe's manager in November 2011, replacing the long serving Dario Gradi.

As well as the Clarets he played for Crewe, Barnsley and Oxford before having player-manager roles at Northwich and Nantwich.

After taking charge at Gresty Road, he led Crewe into League One in 2012 but they endured a number of battles against relegation before dropping back in May.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Admission Prices

On the day sales are available from the away ticket office.

Adults: £22

Senior citizens: £17

12-16: £10.50

Under 11: £6.50

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