Crewe Alexandra head into Tuesday’s game on the back a four-match run without a victory, which is something that they will be hoping to end when it comes to this match.
The squad have not scored a single goal in that period, which is another area of concern for David Artell, with only Doncaster Rovers having found the back of the net fewer times this season.
They were last in action against Gillingham, and despite dominating the possession it was not enough to get any points, as a 17th-minute penalty from Danny Lloyd provided the difference.
Crewe did secure a result against Plymouth earlier this season, with the two teams competing to a 1-1 draw with Scott Kashket scoring in the third minute to provide his team with the lead, but they were not able to hang on to that.
Their last victory took place against Charlton Athletic in January, with two first-half goals helping them to a 2-1 win, but the squad must try and get back to that standard on Tuesday.
Plymouth also head into this match on the back of a defeat; however, they put in a strong performance at the weekend against Chelsea in the FA Cup, almost taking the defending European champions to a penalty shootout.
Macaulay Gillesphey had given his team the lead in the first half, but the Blues were able to fight back and get themselves into the next round after extra time.
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However, their previous performance in League One did lead to three points as they defeated Doncaster Rovers 3-1, which is a result they shall be hoping to follow up on this week.
Steven Schumacher’s team have had mixed form as of late, and some consistency is what he will be now looking to see from his squad as they look to earn promotion into the Championship.
His squad currently sit just outside of the playoffs, with five points separating them, but with a game in hand they have the potential to push themselves