Match Preview

 

Fri 05 May 17

Reds finish the EFL 2 season at home to play-off chasing Mansfield Town on Saturday, kick off 5.30pm.

 

Matt Harrold will be in caretaker charge of Reds, following Dermot Drummy's departure on Thursday, while Steve Evans returns to the Checkatrade Stadium for the second time since his successful five-year stint as Crawley boss came to an end in 2012.

 

The pre-match video:

 

Click here to watch Matt Harrold look forward to his debut in the dugout.


The Opposition:

 

Mansfield have improved tremendously under Evans, but last Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Portsmouth has left them needing to win and hope four of the five results involving teams above the 12th-placed Stags go their way.

You can read Evans' pre-match thoughts here

The History
Crawley and Mansfield have only met three times in the Football League and Mansfield have won all three previous meetings - 3-1 in November and 4-0 (away) and 1-0 (home) last season.

Evans was in charge of Crawley when we last beat the Stags in a Conference game in 2011. Goals from Kyle McFadzean and Matt Tubbs secured a 2-0 victory.

In Charge
Carl Boyeson takes charge of his third Crawley game of the season on Saturday. Find out more about all the officials here

Tickets
There is availability in all areas of the ground for Saturday's game. More details can be found here