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Opposition Eye: Crewe Alexandra

19 February 2016

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Chesterfield and Crewe are set to go toe-to-toe in the Sky Bet League One clash on Saturday, with three vital points up for grabs at the Proact Stadium.

The visitors are unbeaten in six games, winning one and drawing five, but still remain in the relegation zone. The Spireites are looking to do the double over the Railwaymen, as they grabbed all three points in the reverse fixture back in October, winning 2-1. 

Crewe manager Steve Davis has in fact played under Danny Wilson at Barnsley, winning promotion to the Premier League in 1997. 

Davis, 50, was quick to praise Wilson for the work he has done in management. Speaking to the Crewe press he said: “I played under Danny at Barnsley and we won promotion to the Premier League together. 

"He is someone I have always liked and had enormous respect for and I am looking forward to meeting up with him tomorrow.” 

Davis is confident that his former manager can guide Chesterfield out of trouble and back up the table. 

“He has been there and done it. He has won promotions and experienced relegations. He has managed in the top flight with Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday and he is well equipped to get Chesterfield out of danger.

“I always try and catch up when we have LMA meetings and things like that. He is such an experienced manager and has managed for over 1,000 games and there is only a select number of managers who have done that, especially in the modern era.” 

Defender Semi Ajayi will be playing his last game for Crewe as his 93 day loan expires after Saturday’s game. The centre-back is determined to round off his loan spell with a win. 

He said: “Three points would make the table look so much more different and it will give everyone confidence to get as clear as the bottom four as possible.” 

“It would be a dream to score on Saturday so hopefully that will happen.” 

Ajayi said that he and his team-mates will be travelling to Chesterfield aiming to make it seven unbeaten as they try to steer Crewe out of trouble.  

“Chesterfield are right in it with us and three points on Saturday will put us level with them, so it’s a massive game for us and everyone is going into it looking for the three points.”

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