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Let's build on Wolves' win

20 March 2014

Mat looks ahead to Oldham test

Defender Mat Sadler agrees that Tuesday's 2-1 win over Wolves was Reds' best result in his two seasons at the club.


But he says beating the League One leaders will count for little if Reds don't back it up with another good result at Boundary Park against Oldham on Saturday.


Since returning to action after a month without games Crawley have picked up 15 points from eight games, just one point less than manager John Gregory's target of two points a game between now and the end of the season.


"To beat a club of Wolves' size and stature - and deservedly so in my opinion - was the best result since I came to the club," said Mat.


"It means we have won two in a row for only the second time this season but it won't count for much if we don't follow it up with a good result at Oldham on Saturday - and by that I mean three points.


"That would put us back on track for the Gaffer's target of two points a match. We know it's not going to be easy but it's a game we are already looking forward to."


Another incentive on Saturday would be to win three League One games in a row for only the second time in our short history at this level. The previous occasion was in October 2012 when we beat Bury (3-2), Hartlepool (1-0) and MK Dons (2-0).


Reds are still 12 points off the last play-off position but there are still 13 games and 39 points to play for.


“We have given ourselves a chance with back to back wins," added Mat. "Winning football matches at this level is never easy and Saturday’s game will be as difficult as any. Oldham still need points to stop themselves being dragged into the relegation zone and at home they are difficult to beat, as we found out last season.


“But winning back to back games has given us massive confidence. When you are winning matches you don’t feel the aches and pains so much. It’s a hectic schedule at the moment but we can’t wait for Saturday when hopefully we can kick on and move up the table a bit more.”

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