Crewe looking to de-rail another 'big club' as Doncaster Rovers seek third straight win under Andy Butler

Crewe Alexandra will relish another opportunity to lower the colours of another League One heavyweight when Doncaster Rovers visit Gresty Road tonight.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:32 pm
Crewe ran out 2-1 winners at the Keepmoat Stadium in October.
Crewe ran out 2-1 winners at the Keepmoat Stadium in October.

That was the verdict of Crewe’s assistant boss Kenny Lunt ahead of this evening’s 7pm kick off.

The Railwaymen have adapted well to life in the third tier but it looked like a game too far for them at the weekend when they lost 3-0 at high-flying Lincoln City.

They have beaten Peterborough United, Accrington Stanley and Plymouth Argyle during a ten-game unbeaten run at home which stretches back to November 10, while also drawing with Ipswich Town and Sunderland.

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Rovers come into the game on the back of successive wins under interim boss Andy Butler but have suffered three straight defeats on the road at Fleetwood, Sunderland and Ipswich.

“It is another game to really look forward to,” said Lunt. “It is a home game against another big club in this league.

“We have had a tough run of fixtures and this will be another one. This is why we worked so hard last year to get into this league and play teams like Doncaster again.

“The performances have generally been good bar Saturday (at Lincoln). We possibly should have more points than we have got out of those games against Accrington, Sunderland and Blackpool. We conceded late goals against Sunderland and Swindon.

“If we keep putting a high level of performance in, then the results usually come. That is what we tell the players.

“Doncaster are a good side and we have of respect for them but we cannot be afraid of them. We have to focus on performing like we had been doing before Saturday when we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough.”