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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 5,086) 3rd March 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

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Leitch-Smith: Back in contention

Leitch-Smith: Back in contention

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury Town at Alexandra Stadium.

Crewe manager Steve Davis has a near fully-fit squad at his disposal for the match.

Ajay Leitch-Smith is back in contention for a place in attack after shaking off an ankle problem, leaving James Tunnicliffe as Alex's only injury absentee.

On-loan Wycombe defender Tunnicliffe is stepping up his rehabilitation from a shoulder problem and may come into the reckoning for Tuesday's clash with Rotherham.

Davis is urging the Railwaymen to build on their impressive home form following a battling 1-1 draw at local rivals Port Vale.

"It was a very hard-fought draw against Port Vale and a good draw, but we will now move on to the Shrewsbury game," he told Crewe's official website.

"We will be back at home where we have been doing well and are unbeaten in our last five games, so we will be very confident - especially after going a goal behind in the derby and coming back."

Meanwhile, Joe Jacobson continues to be troubled by a slight groin strain ahead of Shrewsbury's trip to Crewe.

The left-back passed a fitness test to play in Monday's 2-1 victory over promotion rivals Crawley but has not fully shrugged off the niggle and will again be assessed ahead of the Gresty Road encounter.

Jermaine Grandison will come back into the heart of defence after he was forced to start on the bench in midweek having only arrived 15 minutes prior to kick-off after being held up in traffic on the M6.

Grandison, stuck on the motorway with team-mate Romaine Sawyers, came on at half-time to take over from replacement Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Fringe striker Tom Bradshaw comes back into the reckoning having missed out against Crawley due to international duty with Wales' Under-21s, stepping off the bench as a second-half substitute in his country's 4-0 win over Andorra.

Marvin Morgan is likely to start in attack having replaced Terry Gornell at the break on Monday before going on to net the 74th-minute winner.

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