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Broadfield Stadium 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Crawley Crawley Town vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Last Updated: 22/03/13 2:14pm

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Josh Simpson: Hoping to return

Josh Simpson: Hoping to return

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crawley Town and Crewe Alexandra at Broadfield Road.

Crawley skipper Josh Simpson hopes to return for the visit of the Railwaymen.

The six-goal midfielder has been sidelined for a month after suffering ankle ligament damage during the 1-1 draw against Doncaster.

Simpson has stepped up his training this week and could be back in the squad, but Town will be without two players due to international call-ups.

Defender Joe Walsh has been named in the Wales Under-21 squad for their European Championship game against Moldova, and on-loan Millwall striker Aiden O'Brien is with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s for a friendly against Portugal.

Centre-half Kyle McFadzean will also miss out again as he continues to build up his fitness following the virus which struck him down in November.

Crewe are expecting captain Luke Murphy to be fit to face the Red Devils.

The midfielder left the field soon after half-time during Tuesday night's 2-1 home win against MK Dons with a groin problem but manager Steve Davis has confirmed the injury is not as serious as first expected.

In-form Mathias Pogba will definitely be absent as he joins up with the Guinea squad but Byron Moore could recover from his dead leg in time to play.

Michael West is pushing for promotion from the bench after returning to full fitness following a long-term hip injury, while Max Clayton is back from England Under-19 duty.

Loanee Brad Inman will not feature as he is with parent club Newcastle receiving treatment for an ankle problem and defender Jon Guthrie (hernia) is also ruled out.

The Railwaymen still harbour hopes of making the League One play-off places and could move to within six points of the top six with a win.

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Sky Bet League 1

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39