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Emmett O'Connor happy to show his versatility

3 September 2014

Midfielder delighted to be part of winning team on his full debut for Crawley Town

Emmett O’Connor was delighted to make his first competitive start for Reds on Tuesday – and show his versatility at the same time!

The 22-year-old Canadian started the game on the right of midfield, had a spell on the left and then did a turn at left back during the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game against Cambridge United.

But most importantly, Emmett was part of a Crawley team who halted a run of four defeats with a 2-0 win that sealed a place in Saturday’s second round draw.

Emmett has made four substitute appearances this season, after signing a one-year contract last month following a successful trial.

He said: “It was great to get my first start and more importantly be part of a win for the team.

“I don’t mind where I play to be honest but either side of midfield – right or left – is my strongest position. I haven’t played left-back too often but I was happy to slot in there and do a job for the team.”

An own goal and Charles Banya’s first senior goal sealed Reds’ win and Emmett says the victory has given confidence a big lift ahead of Saturday’s home game with Rochdale in Sky Bet League One.

“The boys were really happy afterwards,” he added. “The Gaffer made a few changes and it was quite a young team in many respects but I thought we played very well in the second half. We can’t wait for Saturday now – this is hopefully going to be a platform for us to build on.”

The full interview with Emmett is now available on Reds Player. To watch or subscribe click here.

And look out for a Big Interview with Emmett in Saturday’s issue of our matchday magazine Simply Reds.

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