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🧐 The Opposition: Crewe Alexandra

We take an in-depth look at the Railwaymen, ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with David Artell’s men

2 May 2019

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Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell

Grimsby Town play their final game of the Sky Bet League Two 2018-19 season as they welcome Crewe Alexandra to Blundell Park on Saturday (3pm).

Michael Jolley’s side lost 2-1 to second-bottom Notts County at Meadow Lane last weekend, despite Alex Whitmore’s late strike for Town.

And the Mariners will be hoping to end the season on a high as they host 12th-place Crewe Alexandra this weekend.

Last five league results

Grimsby Town: L, D, L, W, L

Crewe Alexandra: L, W, W, W, W

One to watch: Chris Porter

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Porter is Crewe’s top goalscorer so far this season, with 15 goals in all competitions – including 13 in the league.

The 35-year-old had a relatively quiet first half of the season, scoring three goals in his first 22 appearances, and 12 in the following 21 games.

And Porter, who has scored three goals in his last two games, will be hoping to add to his 146 career league goals when he comes up against Town on Saturday.

Previous starting XI

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Artell went with a 4-3-3 formation last time out as Crewe beat Forest Green Rovers 4-3 at Gresty Road on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Will Jääskeläinen had a back four of Perry Ng, Ryan Wintle, Eddie Nolan, and Nicky Hunt in front of him.

Paul Green, James Jones, and Tom Lowery made up the midfield, with Callum Ainley, Chris Porter, and Charlie Kirk up front.

Last time we met: Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Grimsby Town

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The Railwaymen brought Town’s four-game Sky Bet League Two unbeaten run to an end when the two sides faced each other at Gresty Road back in October.

Corey Whelan and Shaun Miller scored in the 70th and 77th minute to leave the Mariners in 19th-place in the league.

What are your predictions for Saturday’s clash with the Railwaymen? Tweet us at @OfficialGTFC!


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