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Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Bristol Rovers

18 January 2021

Rovers look to bounce back from a narrow defeat to Charlton Athletic, when they visit Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.

A bizarre goal seperated the Gas and their visitors on Saturday, with Rovers looking to return to form against mid-table Crewe.

Tuesday's game will the first encounter between the sides for eight years - as Rovers embark on a stretch of three games straight on the road.

Manager's Preview...

Paul Tisdale spoke to the press following Saturday's game to cast attention to Tuesday's trip north. Hear from the Rovers Manager below...


Opposition View...

Crewe played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday against Plymouth, as Olliver Finney's 7th goal of the season on the hour mark saw Alexandra return home with point.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's encounter, Crewe boss, David Artell told Crewe's Official website, "I like Paul, I think he's a good guy. He gave us some really nice words in our office when we played Exeter a few years ago and I've always got time for him.

"We know it will be a tough game, they (Rovers) have some good players, some powerful players and they will play with a defined style.

"The results have picked up since Paul has come in and it will be a tough game for us."


Form Guide...

Crewe sit in 10th place in the league standings - with a tally of 32 points from 22 games.

David Artell's side last lost a league fixture in November, picking up three draws and two wins in their recent games.

Owen Dale and Olliver Finney both have 6 league goals apiece, with Dale scoring five goals in his last eight games.


How to Watch

Watch Tuesday's game live on iFollow for £10. Over 1,000 Gasheads tuned in to watch Saturday's game on iFollow, leading to Rovers being inside the top eight sides in the division, based on match passes sold over the weekend. A large proportion of the match pass fee comes back to the football club.


iFollow Guide: Crewe Alexandra

Around the Grounds...

There's plenty of midweek action in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday - with Accrington's trip to Hull City kicking things off with a 5:30pm KO. Peterborough's home fixture against Charlton catches the attention, while Plymouth make the mammoth journey to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland. Rochdale, who are one place in front of Rovers, face Doncaster, while AFC Wimbledon travel to Portsmouth.


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