Midfielder on Notts setback and improving away form
Midfielder Simon Walton says Reds must find a different way of winning home games after our good run at the Checkatrade.com Stadium ended on Saturday.
Notts County’s smash and grab 1-0 win prevented Crawley from chalking up an eighth win out of nine in Sky Bet League Two in front of our supporters.
“I think that sort of performance from them is something we’re going to have to get used to at home,” he said.
“I guess it’s a compliment in a way because of our form at home. Teams do their homework. They kept it tight, scored from one of their few shots on target and defended their lead well.
“We need to find a different way perhaps of winning these tight games, or at least making sure we come away with something.
“You could say it was the perfect away performance by them but we have to do better than that.
“I don’t think we deserved to win but I don’t think we deserved to lose either. I thought we put enough into the game to get a point but it wasn’t to be and we have to move on.
The focus now for Reds is improving their form on the road.
Our last away point was more than two months ago in the 2-2 draw at Exeter, and we head back to the southwest on Saturday to take on Yeovil Town at Huish Park.
Since then Reds have lost four successive matches on their travels and you have to go back to October 24, when Simon scored against his old club in the 2-1 win at Hartlepool, for our last away victory.
“We have had some half-decent away performances but our recent result have been poor and we have to address that,” he added.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be a win, a draw would give us something to build on.”
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