League One

April 23, 2013

Full-time

Crewe

1 - 0

Sheff Utd

League One

18:45 +00:00, April 23, 2013

The Alexandra Stadium, England

Referee: Oliver Langford

Murphy misses out again for Crewe

Team Stat Comparison

Crewe Alexandra Sheffield United
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 13 5
Points 64 75
Goal Difference -8 14
Goals for * 1.1 1.1
Goals against * 1.0 0.9
Last 5 W-W-L-L-L L-W-D-L-L
Last 5 home W-W-L-L-W W-D-D-W-L
Last 5 away L-L-D-L-W L-L-L-D-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Crewe Alexandra | Sheffield United

Competition Stats

Crewe Alexandra Sheffield United
Goals Mathias Pogba 12 Dave Kitson 11
Assists Luke Murphy 10 Tony McMahon 9
Yellows Abdul Osman 8 Tony McMahon 11
Reds Chuks Aneke 1 Harry Maguire 1
Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Sheffield United

Next Matches

Crewe Alexandra Sheffield United
4/18 A: Shrewsbury Town 4/18 H: Stevenage
4/21 H: Colchester United 4/21 A: Tranmere Rovers
4/26 A: Bristol City 4/25 A: Port Vale
5/3 H: Preston North End 4/29 A: Oldham Athletic
5/3 H: Coventry City

Crewe will continue to be without captain Luke Murphy as they prepare to host Sheffield United.

Murphy has missed the last three games with a groin problem and now faces a race against time to prove his fitness before the end of the campaign.

Goalkeeper Steve Phillips reclaimed his starting place for the 1-0 defeat at Yeovil on Saturday and is set to continue at the expense of Alan Martin.

Manager Steve Davis made three further changes for the Glovers clash with Abdul Osman making an immediate return to the first XI following a two-match ban and Bradden Inman and Ajay Leitch-Smith recalled.

Oliver Turton, Michael West and Kevin Stewart were the men to make way while Mark Ellis recovered from his ankle problem to retain his starting spot.

Adam Dugdale has returned to training following compassionate leave but will not feature while Mathias Pogba (thigh) and defender Gregor Robertson (Achilles) are ruled out for the season.

Tony McMahon has been ruled out for Sheffield United due to an on-going Achilles problem, but fellow defender Harry Maguire is back from suspension.

Right-back McMahon is scheduled to have an injection to enable him to play in the play-offs and is unlikely to feature in next Saturday's last match against Preston.

Darryl Westlake replaced McMahon during the weekend defeat at Portsmouth and is expected to start at Gresty Road.

Centre-half Maguire sat out Saturday's setback due to his dismissal for two yellow card offences in the recent home draw with Brentford.

The Blades have no other new injury or suspension worries and with nothing riding on their game in hand, manager Chris Morgan could hand starts to several teenagers such as midfield pair Callum McFadzean and Elliott Whitehouse, striker Joe Ironside and defender Terry Kennedy.