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Checkatrade.com 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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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40