Former Reds' keeper delighted with reception on Saturday
Scott Shearer has thanked the Reds’ fans for the reception he got during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Crewe.
Scott was part of the Crawley squad that won back-to-back promotions to League One between 2010-12 and returned to the club on Saturday in his role as Crewe’s goalkeeping coach.
He got a generous ovation from the Reds’ fans at half-time, as he warmed up Crewe keeper Ben Garratt and said afterwards: “It was a really nice moment and I’d like to thank the Crawley fans for the reception I got.”
Scott has actually been part of four successive promotion campaigns, having helped Steve Evans’ Rotherham go from League Two to the Championship after he left Reds in 2012.
Writing in Saturday’s programme, the 33-year-old said he looked back fondly on his time at the club.
“Those were some of the most amazing times of my career without a doubt,” he said.
“The spirit in the dressing room among the group we had was unbelievable. It was a team full of wrong ’uns to be honest but we all clicked. No one would ever turn up late for training because you ran the risk of missing the banter with the lads.”
He was in goal at Accrington when Reds clinched promotion to League One in 2012 in what was the 46th match of his Crawley career.
“I have never played in such a stressful game as that,” admits Scott. “We knew we had to win and although we went 1-0 up there was always the fear they might nick a goal. It was horrible conditions – the pitch was awful and it was very windy – and I got through the game on adrenalin alone. I was nowhere near 100% fit but I made a few saves in the first half and the celebrations on the bus home were fantastic.”