The Crewe Railroaders are preparing for their first home game in years as they host the resurgent Lincolnshire Bombers this coming Sunday, 29th April.
After a win against Staffordshire Surge on Sunday, The Railroaders know that they will need that fighting spirit and hard nosed football to overcome a Bombers team that have been completely transformed in the off-season. The Bombers have gone from a team that was winless last year to a team that has already beaten the much hyped DC Presidents and stayed in a competitive contest against the Chester Romans, a team who will surely be up there when it comes to fighting for play-off places come the season end.
The Railroaders victory on Sunday came at some expense to players with Luke Daniels damaging muscle ligaments and likely out for the season, Arch Cooke will miss a few games with a broken bone in the hand and QB Gavin Meredith on day-to-day with the knee injury that saw him miss most of the contest with the Surge.
The team will look to avoid to avoid more costly injuries before they take the trip to the Manchester Titans closing off an intensive period of games - Three in less than three weeks.
The game this Sunday kicks off at 2.30pm at the Cumberland Sports ground in Crewe and the Railroaders have elected to make all home games free this season and instead will opt for a completely voluntary donation to the McMillan Nurses Trust. The charity has been selected by the team to benefit throughout the season from collections and donations by the team.