2015–16 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season

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Crewe Alexandra
2015–16 season
Chairman John Bowler
Manager Steve Davis
Stadium Gresty Road
League Cup 1st round
(knocked out by Preston North End

The 2015–16 season is Crewe Alexandra's 139th season in their history and fourth consecutive season in League One.[1] Along with competing in League One, the club also participated in the FA Cup, League Cup and JP Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 ST England Andre Brown Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 CM England Joe Howell Academy Trainee [3]
1 July 2015 CB England Joe Kearns Academy Trainee [4]
1 July 2015 FW England Liam O'Neill Academy Trainee [5]
1 July 2015 CM England Toby Mullarkey Academy Trainee [6]
6 July 2015 CM England Billy Bingham Dagenham & Redbridge Free transfer [7]
14 July 2015 CM England David Fox Colchester United Free transfer [8]
28 July 2015 GK Wales Dave Richards Bristol City Free transfer [9]
3 August 2015 DF England Ben Nugent Cardiff City Free transfer [10]
21 March 2016 FW Nigeria Daniel Udoh Ilkeston - [11]
6 May 2016 FW England Tom Lowery Academy Trainee [12]

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CM England Anthony Grant Port Vale Free transfer [13]
1 July 2015 CM Northern Ireland Liam Nolan Southport[a] Released [15]
1 July 2015 CF England Vadaine Oliver York City[b] Free transfer [17]
1 July 2015 GK Scotland Scott Shearer Mansfield Town[c] Free transfer [19]
1 July 2015 CB England Anthony Stewart Wycombe Wanderers[d] Free transfer [17]
1 July 2015 RB England Matt Tootle Shrewsbury Town Free transfer [21]
1 July 2015 DM England Billy Waters Cheltenham Town[e] Free transfer [15]
5 September 2015 GK United States Paul Rachubka Bolton Wanderers Free transfer [23]
  1. ^ Following Nolan's release he joined Southport.[14]
  2. ^ Following Oliver's release he joined York City.[16]
  3. ^ Following Shearer's release he joined Mansfield Town.[18]
  4. ^ Following Stewart's release he joined Wycombe Wanderers.[20]
  5. ^ Following Waters' release he joined Cheltenham Town.[22]

Loans in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
6 July 2015 CM Scotland Adam King Swansea City 5 January 2016 [24]
26 August 2015 LB Scotland Stephen Kingsley Swansea City 27 November 2015 [25]
26 August 2015 LW Wales Harry Wilson Liverpool 5 January 2016 [26]
1 October 2015 GK Australia Danijel Nizic Burnley 1 November 2015 [27]
26 November 2015 CB Nigeria Semi Ajayi Cardiff City 26 January 2016 [28]
29 January 2016 ST England Ryan Seager Southampton 17 February [29]
23 February 2016 ST England Tom Hitchcock Milton Keynes Dons End of season [30]

Squad statistics

Appearances and goals

As of 10 October 2016
No. Pos. Nat. Name League One FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK  ENG Ben Garratt 46 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
2 DF  ENG Oliver Turton 46 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 1
3 DF  ENG Jon Guthrie 38 (1) 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 41 (1) 1
4 DF  ENG Harry Davis 10 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 (1) 0
5 DF  WAL George Ray 19 (3) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 22 (3) 0
6 DF  ENG Ben Nugent 39 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 1
8 MF  ENG Chris Atkinson 7 (9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 8 (10) 0
9 ST  CAN Marcus Haber 36 (4) 9 1 0 1 0 1 1 39 (4) 10
10 MF  AUS Bradden Inman 33 (6) 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 36 (6) 10
11 FW  ENG George Cooper 13 (14) 1 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 14 (16) 1
12 FW  FIN Lauri Dalla Valle 10 (4) 2 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 11 (6) 2
13 GK  WAL David Richards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW  WAL Callum Saunders 6 (12) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 (12) 2
15 MF  ENG David Fox 39 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 41 2
16 MF  SCO Adam King 22 (2) 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 24 (2) 5
17 DF  SCO Stephen Kingsley 9 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 (3) 0
18 MF  ENG Billy Bingham 17 (4) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 (4) 0
19 DF  ENG James Baillie 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (4) 0
20 MF  SCO James Jones 29 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 (2) 0
21 MF  ENG Ryan Wintle 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (3) 0
22 ST  SCO Fraser Murdoch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF  ENG Perry Ng 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (5) 0
24 FW  WAL Harry Wilson 3 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (4) 0
25 MF  ENG Callum Ainley 6 (10) 1 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 6 (11) 1
27 FW  ENG Ryan Colclough 10 (2) 2 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 1 11 (3) 3
28 DF  ENG Toby Mullarkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 DF  NGA Semi Ajayi 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
30 GK  AUS Danijel Nizic 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
32 MD  ENG Joe Howell 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
33 FW  ENG Ryan Seager 3 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 1
36 FW  ENG Tom Hitchcock 6 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 (1) 0
39 FW  NGA Daniel Udoh 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (5) 0
41 DF  CIV Zoumana Bakayogo 16 (6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 (6) 0

Source: Soccerbase and 11v11.com Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute. Players with number struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.

Top scorers

As of 9 October 2016
Place Position Nationality Number Name League One FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
1 MF Australia 10 Bradden Inman 10 0 0 0 10
FW Canada 9 Marcus Haber 9 0 0 1 10
3 MF Scotland 16 Adam King 4 0 1 0 5
4 MF England 27 Ryan Colclough 2 0 0 1 3
5 FW Finland 12 Lauri Dalla Valle 2 0 0 0 2
MF England 15 David Fox 2 0 0 0 2
FW Wales 14 Callum Saunders 2 0 0 0 2
8 MF England 25 Callum Ainley 1 0 0 0 1
DF Ivory Coast 11 Zoumana Bakayogo 1 0 0 0 1
FW England 11 George Cooper 1 0 0 0 1
DF England 3 Jon Guthrie 1 0 0 0 1
DF England 6 Ben Nugent 1 0 0 0 1
FW England 33 Ryan Seager 1 0 0 0 1
DF England 2 Oliver Turton 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 38 0 1 2 41

Source: Soccerbase and 11v11.com

Disciplinary record

As of 12 October 2016
Number Nationality Position Name League One FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
6 England DF Ben Nugent 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
5 Wales DF George Ray 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2 England DF Oliver Turton 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
20 Scotland MF James Jones 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
15 England MF David Fox 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 England DF Jon Guthrie 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 Canada FW Marcus Haber 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
29 Nigeria DF Semi Ajayi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
41 Ivory Coast DF Zoumana Bakayogo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 England FW Ryan Colclough 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
14 Wales FW Callum Saunders 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1 England GK Ben Garratt 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 England MF Chris Atkinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 England DF James Baillie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 England MF Billy Bingham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 England FW George Cooper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 England DF Harry Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Scotland MF Adam King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 England DF Perry Ng 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 47 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 51 1

Source: Soccerbase and 11v11.com

Clean sheets

As of 8 October 2016
Place Nationality Number Name League One FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
1 England 1 Ben Garratt 7 0 0 0 7
TOTALS 7 0 0 0 7

Source: 11v11.com (Ben Garratt)

Competitions

Pre-season friendlies

On 7 May 2015, Crewe Alexandra announced they would travel to Nantwich Town for a pre-season friendly on 19 July 2015.[31] On 13 May 2015, a further six friendlies were announced against, Congleton Town, Alsager Town, Newcastle Town, Kidsgrove Athletic, Altrincham and Kirby Muxloe.[32] On 18 June 2015, a friendly against Chester was announced.[33]

League One

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
20 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 11 22 58 79 −21 50
21 Doncaster Rovers (R) 46 11 13 22 48 64 −16 46 Relegation to League Two
22 Blackpool (R) 46 12 10 24 40 63 −23 46
23 Colchester United (R) 46 9 13 24 57 99 −42 40
24 Crewe Alexandra (R) 46 7 13 26 46 83 −37 34
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.

Matches

On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[34]

FA Cup

League Cup

On 16 June 2015, the first round draw was made, Crewe Alexandra were drawn at home against Preston North End.[35]

Football League Trophy

On 5 September 2015, the second round draw was shown live on Soccer AM and drawn by Charlie Austin and Ed Skrein. Crewe will host Wigan Athletic.[36]

Cheshire Senior Cup

On the Cheshire FA website the preliminary round details were announced, Crewe Alex will face Witton Albion.[37]

References

  1. ^ "History". Statto. 
  2. ^ "Andre Brown Signs Pro". Crewe Alexandra FC. 7 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Howell Signs Professional Deal". Crewe Alexandra FC. 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Joe Kearns Signs Professional". Crewe Alexandra FC. 1 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Liam O'Neill Signs Professional". Crewe Alexandra FC. 1 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mullarkey pens Crewe pro deal". Sky Sports. 11 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Crewe Sign Midfielder Billy Bingham". Crewe Alexandra FC. 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Crewe Sign Midfielder David Fox". Crewe Alexandra FC. 14 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Goalkeeper Richards Signs For Crewe". Crewe Alexandra FC. 28 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Goalkeeper Richards Signs For Crewe". Cardiff City FC. 3 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Sharpe, Rich (1 April 2016). "Crewe Alexandra: Neil Baker delighted the club backed his judgement on Daniel Udoh". The Sentinel. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Morse, Peter (6 May 2016). "Tom Lowery signs first pro deal with Crewe Alex". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Grant Signs For Port Vale". Crewe Alexandra FC. 24 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Southport sign Courtney Cameron, Liam Nolan and Mike Phenix". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Year Options Extended For Turton & Guthrie". Crewe Alexandra FC. 8 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "York City sign Crewe striker Oliver". BBC Sport. 20 May 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Oliver And Stewart Not Offered New Deals". Crewe Alexandra FC. 15 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Shearer Completes Mansfield Switch". Crewe Alexandra FC. 25 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Shearer Departs By Mutual Consent". Crewe Alexandra FC. 24 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Anthony Stewart: Defender returns to Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tootle Signs For Shrewsbury". Crewe Alexandra FC. 16 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Waters Signs For Cheltenham". Crewe Alexandra FC. 29 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Paul Rachubka: Bolton sign experienced goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "Swansea's King Signs On Loan". Crewe Alexandra FC. 6 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Stephen Kingsley Joins From Swansea". Crewe Alexandra FC. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Harry Wilson Links-Up From Liverpool". Crewe Alexandra FC. 6 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "Danijel Nizic: Burnley loan keeper to Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport. 1 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "Cardiff City defender Semi Ajayi extends his stay at Gresty Road". Stoke Sentinel. 6 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Striker forced out for season with serious knee injury". Crewe Alexandra FC. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  30. ^ http://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/crewe-alex-line-up-loan-10929795
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  32. ^ "Pre-Season Fixtures 2015/16". Crewe Alexandra FC. 13 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "Crewe To Face Chester In Pre-Season". Crewe Alexandra FC. 18 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Crewe Start With Vale At Home!". Crewe Alexandra FC. 17 June 2015. 
  35. ^ "Capital One Cup 2015/16 Round 1 Draw". Capital One Cup. 16 June 2015. 
  36. ^ "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 2 draw". Football League. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  37. ^ "CFA fixtures – preliminary round". Cheshire FA. August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
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