Crewe host Southend on Saturday 12th May, 2012, with kickoff at 17:30. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.
For many years Crewe were a byword for quality youth players and an eternal manager, but the club are aiming for a rather more immediate prize now, and having sneaked into the last available play-off place theyâ€™ll want to take that momentum on in their contest with Southend. Finishing third can often be a psychological blow, especially if the automatic spots were a possibility and the Essex club will need to bounce back from that and exploit the draw.
Playing away first is widely accepted to be the better pattern in a two-leg tie, and for that reason Crewe will want a special performance to cancel that out.
Crewe v Southend is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.