Club's owner reflects on his first year and looks ahead
It's has been a year since the takeover. It has been a journey of hard work and commitment. I thank the whole Crawley Town family for their positive support and patience. The club has been transformed in all departments. It has been a massive effort by everyone to improve on and off the pitch.
Our football has improved this season. The infrastructure and recruitment has given the club a solid platform. The quality of the team is evident. While we have played some exciting football in a few games we have also had disappointing results. This is normal for a squad with 22 new faces. It is still a period of growing stability and togetherness.
The performance against Crewe was not positive. Understandably we were all upset and our upset is due to what we know the players are capable of. The performances against Grimsby and Luton at home have displayed the undoubtable potential of this team. I'm certain the players will answer and display their true ability in the remaining matches. Crawley Town this year have always worked hard and this will always remain in the character of the team.
Off the pitch, we have seen true passion by everyone. The club is loved by the people working for it and that is admirable. The running of the club has been pleasing. To see the growth in sponsorship reflects the hard work all round. It is great to have existing and new sponsors with us.
Finally, a message to our fans. The fans are the voice and soul of the family. We would like the fans to understand that we are one and working altogether to achieve our desired targets. I would like our fans to be patient with the family. We are fighting relentlessly to be better. I believe we will finish the season positively and set up a foundation for an exciting season ahead. Crawley Town will make noise. Once again, I thank the whole family for all their support, hard work and dedication to the club.