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"Winning breeds confidence and so overall I'm happy"

Harry Kewell reflects on 4-2 win over Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday evening

19 July 2017

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Harry Kewell was pleased with his side's 4-2 win over Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday evening - their third of pre-season so far.

A brace from Panutche Camara against his former club, along with goals from Enzio Boldewijn and Matt Harrold gave the Reds the victory in south London, and the Head Coach was satisfied with what he saw from the team.

"I was happy because we won, because simply winning matches breeds confidence," he told iFollow Crawley.

"I felt we started the game perfectly and then some sloppiness crept in and it looked like we started think it was going to be an easy night.

"But then we worked hard in the second half and in the end I think we deserved the win."

The contest was the fourth of the summer schedule, and Harry revealed he's found out a lot about the side so far in the matches.

"I've learnt a lot in the games so far - as have my players and this is all a learning process.

"There are times when they can play, times when they'll have to go long and actually times when they can put their foot on the ball - but we're learning all the time.

There were two absent faces in the squad the Head Coach used on Tuesday evening - Jimmy Smith is out with a thigh injury at the moment, and Harry shed some light on the situation with the midfielder and his ongoing recovery. 

"Jimmy (Smith) is doing excellently," he continued.

"I spoke to him today and the treatment is going very well.

"He's happy with how things are going and we're looking at a five week timescale for him."

Another notable absentee was Dutch summer signing Thomas Verheydt - who returned to his home country on Tuesday for family reasons.

"Thomas (Verheydt) returned home for family reasons this morning, and that's all I think needs to be said on that," said Harry.

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