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"We were straight back in on Sunday and must respond on Tuesday night"

Jimmy Smith previews a return to his former club Stevenage on Tuesday evening

11 September 2017

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Jimmy Smith revealed the side were back in training the day after Saturday's loss to Colchester United as they look to respond with the right result against Stevenage on Tuesday evening.

The captain emphasises that the Reds studied the three goal defecit they found themselves trailing by at the break in Essex at the weekend, and insisted that they'd be looking for a better performance during midweek at the Lamex Stadium.

"We didn't start well and we spoke about that when we were in on Sunday," he told iFollow Crawley.

"There's been a quick turnaround which I think is really imporant.

"We haven't had to wait long to get a chance to atone for the weekend and so we're all looking forward to it.

"We were straight back in on Sunday and went over the goals we conceded in the first half," he continued.

"Harry told us his opinions on things and we worked on certain situations in training and so hopefully we can put it right."

Their opposition for the evening suffered their first defeat of the league season on Saturday - falling to a 2-1 home defeat to Lincoln City, but the former Boro midfielder was keen to highlight the threat they possess.

"They've started the season well so we know what to expect," he continued.

"I know the manager (Darren Saarll) well from my time at the club before - he was the youth coach there at the time.

"They work hard as a team and pride themselves on that - but we'll do exactly the same and go there looking to get the three points."

The weekend's loss prevented the side from making it three league wins in a row - but Jimmy was adamant that the second half performance left the team with plenty of encouragement ahead of Tuesday's game.

"We musn't get too down about Saturday's loss (to Colchester United).

"The second half of the game showed what we were about - we kept pushing and I felt we looked really fit all the way until the end of the game and showed what we were about.

"I felt like I could have had another hat-trick with some of the chances I had besides my goal, but we have to move on and put it right."

iFollow Crawley subscribers can watch Jimmy's full interview above - and fans can sign up to the service for free by clicking here.

Paid iFollow Crawley subscribers can listen to live excusive commentary of Tuesday night's game at the Lamex Stadium with Harry Maynard and Dylan Smart from around 7.40pm.

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