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7 October 2016

Match Previews


7 October 2016

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All the facts ahead of the Hatters' match against Crewe

The Hatters face Crewe Alexandra tomorrow in what promises to be a fantastic game of football.

Currently sat in eighth, the Alex have found their feet in League Two, having only lost two of their opening 11 games.

Town are a point better off than their upcoming opponents, placed in fourth with 18 points, and are currently unbeaten in three League games.

The last time the two played, in 2008, the Hatters ran out 2-1 winners, but it would be their last win in League One, as they went on to lose their next seven games as they were relegated.

Matthew Spring scored twice, in what proved to be the deciding match in Hatter’s record so far against the Railwaymen, as Town have triumphed ten times, whilst Crewe can claim only nine.

The first time the two faced each other was at the end of August in 1963 in Cheshire. The Alex came out on top that time 1-0, in front of a crowd of 8,909.

This season though, Crewe have an experienced strike partnership that could even equal the great Jack Marriott and Danny Hylton, who have nine goals between them so far.

Ryan Lowe and Chris Dagnall also have nine goals combined so far, as they look for an immediate return to League One.

Hatters boss Nathan Jones said he is aware of the threat those two pose, having come against them in his playing days.

He said: “Dagnall and Lowe I know very well, I played against them!

“They’re just a point behind us, they have had a decent start. They have come down but there is stability there, they haven’t made massive changes, they have signed one or two, especially the front two, very clever. They know this level inside out, they’ll be a real threat.”

Taking charge of the game tomorrow is Nick Kinseley, who also refereed our 1-1 draw against Yeovil Town at the start of the season.

Anyone wanting to watch Paul Driver’s Youth Team in action against Stevenage ahead of the first team’s game, head over to Bragbury End for the 11am kick-off.

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