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"We're unpredictable and dangerous - we've got a lot at our disposal"

Jimmy Smith on Yeovil Town, his return from injury, working with Harry Kewell, Matt Harrold's departure and more.

1 September 2017

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Jimmy Smith believes the side displayed it's flexibility last week in the 3-0 win at Swindon, and that it stands them in good stead for tomorrow's game with Yeovil Town and those beyond it.

The skipper returned to the team last weekend, netting the final goal as the Reds romped to their first win of the season and believes it was testament to what the side brings to the table.

“It was important, in the previous games we thought we were playing well and it was just about taking those chances and on the day we created many chances and we were clinical,” Jimmy told iFollow Crawley on Friday morning.

“I don’t think many teams would go to Swindon and play three wingers in the starting line-up and win 3-0 and keep a clean sheet so I know some people say they want a goalscorer but I do believe we’ve got flexible players within our team that can play anywhere.

“I do believe in the squad that we’ve got, I believe we’re flexible and when teams play against us I don’t think they’re going to know what they’re getting on the day – we can play a target man or we can play wingers up front and I think that’s good for us.

“We’re all positive, we will train well today (Friday) and we know that Yeovil have won two and lost two and in this league, anyone can beat anyone and on the day it’s about who wants it the most.”

Smith missed the start of the scampaign through a thigh injury he picked up at the end of last season. The captain is delighted to be back and shed some light on what was keeping him off the pitch.

“Coming back into the team last week, to score, to get an assist and getting the three points was massive for myself and obviously for the team," he continued.

"I picked it up about a month before the end of the season but I played on with it because at the time we weren’t safe and as captain I felt responsible to get us over the line.

"It was something I was able to manage within games but I needed to sort it out and over the summer I tried to have my rehab but I came back for pre-season and I felt it within the first game.”

The former Leyton Orient man also gave his thoughts on the departure of Matt Harrold.

The pair were close during Harrold's time with the Reds, and the skipper had nothing but good words to say about his ex-team mate.

“I’m very close with Matt, he’s from my way, we used to travel in together and he used to be my room-mate for away games.

“He’s a top professional and he’s a massive character but I know he wanted to play more games and last season he had a few niggly injuries and he worked very hard to come back, but in the end I think for both parties it’s probably the best outcome.”

iFollow Crawley subscribers can watch Jimmy's 12 minute meeting with the media above - and fans can sign up to the service for free by clicking here.

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