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Kyle relishing Reds' return

8 January 2015

McFadzean looks back fondly on four years with Crawley Town

Kyle McFadzean admits it will feel ‘weird’ walking down the tunnel at the Stadium on Saturday and heading for the away dressing room instead of the home.

The defender was one of the most popular players at the club during his time here when he made 157 appearances after Steve Evans signed him from non-league Alfreton Town in August 2010. He played an integral part in the club’s back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One.

Kyle left the club in the summer to sign for MK Dons where, of course, he linked up with former Crawley boss Richie Barker who now assists manager Karl Robinson as his Head Coach.

MK are on course to at least contest the end-of-season League One play-offs but Kyle still remembers with a lot of fondness his four years here at Crawley.

“Absolutely,” he said. “I had some experiences at the club which I don’t think I’ll ever repeat in my career. We won two promotions back to back and when I got ill two years ago and missed the second half of the season I felt the squad Richie had then could have gone on with a bit of luck and got to the play-offs.

“So it’s going to be a bit weird coming back to the club on Saturday. I know the playing staff has changed a lot from last season but all the people behind the scenes are still there and it will be good to catch up.

“I had four great years at Crawley, they looked after me really well when I was poorly and it’s where I have played most of my career so far so I always look out to see how they are doing and I still keep in touch with quite a few of the lads who I played with.”

Read the full interview with Kyle in Saturday's edition of Simply Reds

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