A look ahead to Dean Saunders' first game in charge
A new era begins on Sunday when Dean Saunders takes charge of Reds for the first time against Colchester United in a crucial SkyBet League One game at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, kick off 3pm.
Assistants: Stephen Finch and Chris Wade
Fourth Official: Ian Fissenden
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Izale McLeod returns after suspension. Lanre Oyebanjo (calf), Dean Leacock (illness), Sonny Bradley (ankle) are doubtful for Reds, Josh Simpson (hamstring) continues to be absent.
Colchester boss Tony Humes may make changes after the 2-1 defeat to Gillingham on Friday. Sammie Szmodics, who scored in that game, could get a starting role.
VIEW FROM THE BENCH
: Dean SaundersIt’s a fresh start on Sunday against Colchester and I’m asking all our supporters if they can make it to get down and get behind the team. In return I can promise that the players will wear the shirt with pride and give 100%. I will demand nothing less because without hard work by everyone we can’t make the progress we all want for Crawley Town.
WE’VE MET BEFORE?
This is the fifth meeting between the teams in the League and Reds have yet to taste defeat against Colchester. Last season the sides drew 1-1 in Essex with Reds edging the home game 1-0. In 2012-13 Reds won 3-0 at home on New Year’s Day having drawn 1-1 at Colchester earlier in the season.
SUNDAY’S LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES
Bradford City v Notts County
Coventry City v Chesterfield
Crewe v Preston
Gillingham v Bristol City
MK Dons v Walsall
Peterborough v Doncaster
Rochdale v Fleetwood
Sheffield United v Scunthorpe
Swindon v Port Vale
Barnsley v Oldham
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
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COME ON YOU REDS!