Team news: Holmes to make debut

Holmes to make debut


The 24-year-old winger, who enjoyed a previous loan spell at the County Ground seven seasons ago, will be keen to make an impression as Paolo Di Canio's side look to extend the seven-point gap they hold at the top of the table.

The Robins will continue to be without their captain Paul Caddis as the right-back is yet to recover from his ankle injury.

However, the Scot remains hopeful of leading his team out for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley against Chesterfield later this month.

Aden Flint could return to the defence as his groin problem is easing.

Crewe will be without defender Carl Martin once more.

A thigh injury ruled Martin out of last weekend's dramatic 4-3 win over Gillingham and the clash with Di Canio's side comes too soon for him.

On-loan defender James Tunnicliffe has returned to Wycombe following shoulder surgery, leaving Martin as boss Steve Davis' only remaining injury concern.

Midfielder Lee Bell has recovered from a bout of illness and is set to feature in a game where Davis insists his side will show attacking intent as they chase a play-off spot.

"We're going to approach the game like we did on Saturday in terms of how we attack them," he said. "We're not going to be frightened of what they throw at us.

"We'll match equally what they do against us because that's what we've got to do. It's no good trying to get a draw. We've got to set ourselves up to have a good go at them and that's what we'll do."

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