No midweek action will benefit us says Crawley Town manager
John Gregory has welcomed a clear week ahead of Saturday’s home game against Fleetwood to get Reds back on track.
For the first time this season there is no midweek match which gives the boss and the squad the opportunity to work on things on the training ground following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Rochdale at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
JG said: “Everyone involved in this football club was hugely disappointed after Saturday’s result, none more so than myself and the players. It’s gone now – we have had the inquest and it’s up to me and my staff to lift the lads and prepare for what will be a very tough game on Saturday against Fleetwood. The players know they came up short on Saturday and I am sure we will see a positive response.
“Someone asked me if the schedule we have had of nine games in 28 days caught up with us a bit and it may have been a factor, but I won’t use that as an excuse and neither can the lads because a lot of other clubs have had the same. Having said that, they will need to rest as well.
“But the great thing about this game is that there is always another match soon to try and get back on track. We’ve got a week to work on things on the training pitch, regroup and we will go again.
“The least we owe the supporters is a performance against Fleetwood. I can totally understand their frustrations on Saturday – that was not acceptable for this football club and we cannot let it happen again.”
With the loan window opening today, the boss confirmed he is looking to add to the squad before Saturday’s game.
"We have a list of targets we are working through," added John. "Hopefully something will happen before Fleetwood."
Reds will have both Joe Walsh and Gwion Edwards back on Saturday.
They play for Wales u-21s in their final European Championship qualifier against Lithuania on Monday night before returning back to the UK.