Crewe Alexandra: Injury set to sideline Inman for Pompey clash
BRAD Inman is a major worry for Crewe's home match with Portsmouth as he struggles to overcome an ankle injury.
The midfielder has featured in 13 successive games since arriving on loan from Newcastle United in early December, scoring six goals.
But the 21-year-old limped off at Hartlepool United on Tuesday evening and is unlikely to start tomorrow.
Assistant boss Neil Baker believes the 3-0 loss at Hartlepool will act as a wake-up call to a squad who have been on the crest of wave in recent weeks.
The club have booked a first Wembley cup final and are still fighting to close an 11-point gap on the League One play-offs.
But Baker said: "We are under no illusions. Tuesday showed we still have work to do.
"This is our first season back in this division and some of the players are still adjusting.
"Perhaps one or two were dreaming of Wembley, but we will shatter those dreams if they put in many more performances like that."
Centre-half Harry Davis, full-back Matt Tootle and striker Mathias Pogba are prime contenders to return to the first team as manager Steve Davis vow to shake up his selection.
Keeper Alan Martin, midfielder Ollie Turton and strikers Max Clayton and Ryan Colclough could also come into consideration.