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Preview: Accrington Stanley

21 October 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

An in-depth look at Saturday's game with Accrington Stanley.


The Overview:

 

Crawley Town host Accrington Stanley at the Checkatrade Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking for their fourth home league win of the 2016/17 season.

 

The Reds tasted their first defeat in six matches in all competitions last time out – falling to a 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham Town last weekend.

 

A late goal from Kaby Djalo – his first for the club, was not enough to earn the Reds a pint having fallen 2-0 behind in Gloucestershire.

 

Saturday’s Lancashire opponents occupy seventh position in the table coming into the game and triumphed 2-1 at home to Blackpool last weekend.

 

The Video:

 

to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game.hereClick

 

here. appearance for the club in all competitions should he feature at the weekend – watch a short clip of our preview with the defender thLewis Young will make his 100

 

here.Reds Player HD subscribers can watch the full interview

 

The Quotes:

 

Dermot Drummy.“The winning mentality and the determination to win, along with the disappointment when you don’t, is something I want to breed here.”

 

Lewis Young.“It’s nice to make the landmark and it’s been nice to get a consistent run of games.”

 

The Opposition:

 

John Coleman’s side suffered defeat in the play-off semi-finals at the hands of AFC Wimbledon at the end of last season – and have started the current campaign strongly.

 

However, it did take a while for the side to get their league campaign up and running, as they won just one of their first six league matches.

 

Since then, the side have lost just one of their last seven in EFL Two and have notched up wins against Notts County, Portsmouth, Colchester United and the afore mentioned Blackpool last weekend.

 

The One to Watch:

 

has five league goals for Stanley so far this term having arrived at the club during the January transfer window last season.Romauld Boco

 

minute winner.th minute equaliser from the penalty spot before grabbing a 90th minute and scored an 89ndThe Benin midfielder grabbed a brace in last week’s game against Blackpool – he entered the action in the 62

 

The Previous Meetings:

 

The last time the two sides met was in February earlier this year as the Reds fell to a 4-1 away defeat. During the game, Reds midfielder Simon Walton was dismissed in the second period.

 

Mark Yates’ men had taken the lead in the contest through Gwion Edwards’ first half goal.

 

The meeting in RH11 last season ended in a 3-0 win for Coleman’s side – goals from Josh Windass, Billy Kee and Matt Crooks gave the visitors the three points.

 

More fond memories of games between the two clubs are likely to involve the 1-0 away win the Reds secured in May 2012 as they sealed promotion to League One on the final day of the 2011/12 campaign.

 

The Officials:

 

Mr Brendan Malone will be in charge of the game with John Coleman’s men on Saturday. The Wiltshire based official has refereed games involving the Reds on 16 previous occasions.

 

here.Find the details of those matches and his assistants

 

The Ticket News:

 

here.All the details on tickets for Saturday and how to buy can be found

 

Don’t forget – it’s just £4 for U16’s and £1 for all U11’s!

 

Follow it live:

 

You will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.

 

DReds Player H subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with John Barnett and...

 

Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD.


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