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JG: Fans can play their part

10 April 2014

Another good turnout expected at MK Dons on Saturday

John Gregory believes the Reds’ fans can play a big part in the final few weeks of the season.


The boss was thrilled with the support of the 409 Crawley supporters who travelled to Griffin Park on Tuesday for the 1-0 defeat at Brentford.


And with another sizeable away contingent set to take advantage of reduced admission prices at MK Dons on Saturday, the boss wants to reward them with a good result as we enter a crucial stage of the season.


He said: “I thought the support on Tuesday was absolutely fantastic, from first whistle to the last. I only wish we could have given them something to reward their backing in terms of a hard-earned point.


“I know we don’t travel in great numbers compared to some clubs in our division but I have to say they do get behind the boys each and every game. We haven’t given our supporters much to cheer about recently but there is still time to change that – hopefully starting on Saturday.”


As part of their Family Day, MK Dons have slashed admission prices for Saturday’s fixture to £10 for adults and £1 for under-18s while under-12s get in free.


“I know it’s a bit further to travel than Brentford but I hope we have a good turnout getting behind us again on Saturday,” said John. “We have had a poor run of results which we need to end as soon as possible and Saturday would be the ideal time.”


Reds lost 2-0 to MK Dons on Boxing Day and Karl Robinson’s side remain on the fringes of play-off contention. The MK boss has recently been joined by ex-Reds manager Richie Barker as his No.2 and Richie was at Griffin Park on Tuesday watching his former club.


JG added: “I have been to quite a few MK Dons games and I know Karl well and he’s doing a great job up there. And of course no one knows our group of players outside Crawley Town better than Richie, because he signed quite a few of them.


“So it’s going to be another tough 90 minutes but we are well aware of the situation we are in. We have seven cup finals left and we have to commit everything to each and every one of our remaining games. If we do that we will get the results we need, I’m convinced of that.


“The schedule is brutal. Saturday is the first of four games for us in nine days but we have to get on with it.


“I don’t think we’re not doing a lot wrong compared to a month ago when we were getting results. We just need to keep believing in ourselves and what we do and maybe get a break or two and we will be fine.”


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