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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 4,262) 5th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Stevenage Stevenage

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C Aneke (32)

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L Akins (55)
M Haber (60)

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Last Updated: 04/01/13 12:48pm

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Phillips: Nursing a minor groin injury

Phillips: Nursing a minor groin injury

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Crewe and Stevenage at Gresty Road.

Steve Davis may shuffle his pack as Crewe look to continue their fine run of form.

Victory would move the Railwaymen level on points with play-off incumbants Swindon and MK Dons, who are not in league action this weekend, and Davis only has a pair of injury concerns to occupy himself with following a month that has brought four wins from five matches.

Goalkeeper Steve Phillips is a minor doubt with a groin complaint but expects to play, while midfielder Ollie Turton (thigh) is set to remain sidelined.

Newcastle loanee Brad Inman is poised to continue in midfield alongside Abdul Osman and skipper Luke Murphy after extending his stay at Gresty Road until February 11, but forward Lauri Dalla Valle plays the final match of his spell from Fulham.

Sam Hoskins is set to be added to the Stevenage squad.

The 19-year-old striker joined Boro on loan from Southampton for the rest of the season on Thursday.

Hoskins is likely to start on the bench with Stevenage boss Gary Smith having an almost fully-fit squad available.

Defender Jon Ashton remains the only injury absentee with an Achilles problem and he is edging closer to a return to action.

Smith will be considering making changes, though, after his side fell to a third straight defeat at Walsall on New Year's Day.

Bondz N'Gala, Robin Shroot, Marcus Haber and Greg Tansey are among those pushing for recalls after starting on the bench on Tuesday.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19