>Football is back!

>I don’t want to speak TOO soon but it looks as if we’re going to get a game on this afternoon for the first time in three weeks. Crewe are ready to host the Cobblers in what should be an entertaining game at Gresty Road for those who survive hangovers to make it up there!

Alex, in tenth going into the game, could bring Lee Bell back into action after he served a one match ban. Clayton Donaldson has recovered from injury and should play but there probably won’t be a place for ex Cobblers target Calvin Zola. Zola was top scorer last season but has been out of favour and out of fitness this time around and looks likely to miss out.

One good thing to come from all the snow was that John Johnson and Leon McKenzie could recover fully for the Cobblers. McKenzie’s knee injury will be checked out after the game though and he may not be able to cope with the Lincoln home game on Monday as well.

It’s a real toughie though as we look to kick start 2011 and with Crewe scoring plenty of goals once again we need the defensive unit to step up to the plate. Indeed six of the last seven meetings between Crewe and the Cobblers at Gresty Road have yielded four or more goals so the stage is set with two squads that haven’t played since December 11th to celebrate the New Year and remind us what we’ve been missing for the last few weeks!

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