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Preview: Morecambe

17 February 2017

A full look ahead to Saturday's game

The Reds will be looking to build on Tuesday’s impressive win when they host Morecambe on Saturday at the Checkatrade Stadium (3pm).

Dermot Drummy’s men notched up a 3-2 away victory in midweek away to Colchester United – and so far this season our home form has been strong.


The game against Jim Bentley’s side represents the first in a run of home fixtures in quick succession – with four of the next five games at the Checkatrade Stadium.


The Shrimpers are unbeaten in their last three away from the Globe Arena and will provide tough opposition this weekend.


The Video:


here.Reds Player HD subscribers can watch both of the pre-match interviews with Dermot Drummy and Lewis Young in full


The Opposition:


The Shrimpers are unbeaten in their last three matches on the road and have produced some eye-catching results in the process.


Consecutive 1-1 draws away to fellow high-flyers Carlisle United and Doncaster Rovers were followed by an impressive 1-0 away win at Leyton Orient through a second half strike from Paul Mullin.


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The Team News

Matt Harrold is still out but Joe McNerney is close to a return after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Morecambe are without the suspended skipper Peter Murphy, who was sent off in the 1-0 defeat at home to Barnet on Tuesday, and midfielder Alex Kenyon, who has had knee surgery this week.


The Previous Meetings:


The reverse fixture between the two sides earlier on in the campaign ended in a dramatic 3-2 win for Dermot Drummy’s men.


Goals from Adi Yussuf, Jimmy Smith and James Collins sealed the away win for the Reds – remarkably all five goals in the contest came in the closing 20 minutes of the game.


That was Crawley’s first ever win over Morecambe – in the 2011/12 season the Reds drew the home fixture 1-1, when Scott Neilson was on target, and lost 6-0 away - our highest defeat away from home as a League club.

Last season we drew 1-1 at home with Morecambe - Matt Harrold on target - and lost 3-1 at the Globe Arena, when Rhys Murphy was our scorer.

The Officials:


here.Charles Breakspear will take charge of the game on Saturday -  full details on his previous appointments and his assistants can be found


Ticket Details:


hereA full guide to prices for the game and all forthcoming home matches can be found

Remember, under-11s pay just £1 for admission to any home games and we have great details on family tickets. Call into the Box Office or call us on 01293 410000 to find out more.


Follow it live:


subscribers can enjoy full commentary of the game with John Barnett and Tony Vessey from 2.50pm.Reds Player HD


Fans can follow the action minute by minute with live updates on our Twitter account – there will be half time and full time updates available to supporters on our Facebook page.


Those with an Instagram or Snapchat account can go behind the scenes before and after the game.


At full time there will be a full match report and all the reaction available on our website and social channels.

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