A look ahead to Saturday's game
Reds are back at the Checkatrade.com Stadium on Saturday when we welcome Port Vale in SkyBet League One, kick off 3pm.
Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistants: Nick Kinesley and Rob Smith
Fourth Official: Gavin Muge
Find out more about Saturday's referee by clicking here.
Izale McLeod serves the second game of his three-match ban and Gwion Edwards (hernia) is out but Ryan Dickson has a chance of being fit after hernia surgery. Josh Simpson (hamstring) is still absent.
Top scorer Tom Pope misses out for Vale while he continues his rehabilitation from knee surgery.
VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP
John Gregory: "They are in and around us in the table so it's a very important game. Christmas is a crucial period in the calendar and we need to get back to winning ways. At home on Saturday we have to do our utmost to make it happen."
Rob Page (Port Vale manager): "After losing last week (to Coventry) we need to go down there and get a result. Crawley are hard to beat but if we are at our best we can certainly get something out of the game."
WE’VE MET BEFORE?
This is the fifth meeting between the teams. The sides drew 2-2 in August 2011 when Reds played their first League game at Vale Park. Later in the season, Reds won 3-2 at home. Last season Vale did the double over Reds, winning 3-0 at the Checkatrade.com Stadium and 2-1 at Vale Park when Billy Clarke put Crawley in front with a penalty.
SATURDAY'S LEAGUE ONE GAMES
Barnsley v Leyton Orient
Bradford City v Scunthorpe
Coventry v Fleetwood
Crewe v Bristol City
Gillingham v Chesterfield
MK Dons v Oldham
Peterborough v Preston
Rochdale v Notts County
Sheffield United v Walsall
Swindon v Doncaster
Yeovil v Colchester United
FANCY A FLUTTER?
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Under-11s get in for £1 and under-18s for £5 for this game. For more information click here.
COME ON YOU REDS!