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"It's another tough game - but they all are in this league"

Harry Kewell on deadline day, squad competition, Jimmy Smith's return to the side, Matt Harrold's departure and Yeovil Town game

1 September 2017

Harry Kewell insists that the Reds must maintain their high levels they reached last weekend in the win away to Swindon Town, when they entertain Yeovil Town on Saturday afternoon.

The Head Coach pointed to the fact that although Darren Way's men are yet to win on the road during the 2017-18 season, they must not be underestimated in what is a notoriously competitve division.

"It's going to be a tough game, as every one is in this division," he told iFollow Crawley.

"They've won their two home games, and lost their two away ones - but as we all know form can go out the window.

"People that came in on Tuesday against Charlton gave me food for thought, but everyone is, and I keep working them hard."

Among a host of topics up for discussion during Friday's meeting with the press was Thursday's depature of Matt Harrold.

The Australian revealed that after discussions with the forward, the move to Leyton Orient was best for both parties.

"Me and Matty (Harrold) sat down together, and I explained that I thought he had a role to play in my side," he continued.

"But he wanted to play every week, and he knew we couldn't offer him that as certain.

"He's a great professional, and he's got himself a great club in Leyton Orient, so we really do wish him all the best."

The Reds didn't have any incomings on transfer deadline day, but the Head Coach emphasised that he was happy with his current squad. 

"I've read things saying we need to sign someone yesterday, but look at the squad we've got here - it's a good team.

"They're getting used to a new way of working, a new way of training, it's all changed and that sort of thing is going to take time.

"But last week showed what we're capable of, and that the ideas are beginning to get across - we need to pick up where we left off last weekend."

iFollow Crawley subscribers can watch Harry's full 18 minute press conference above - and fans can sign up to the service for free by clicking here.


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