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"We showed character in the second half"

Harrry Kewell reflects on Saturday's setback at Colchester

9 September 2017

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Head Coach Harry Kewell believes his players showed character in the second half of Saturday's 3-1 defeat away to Colchester United.

The Reds found themselves 3-0 down at half time, but came out and showed fighting spirit after the break.

Mark Randall had a penalty saved and Jimmy Smith pulled a goal back and Kewell commended the reaction of the side.

"It takes character to try and come back from 3-0 down." he told iFollow Crawley.

"I felt we started lively and we had some opportunities, but we didn't take them although we still worked.

"We still wanted to create chances, to put  pressure on them and you could see they were worried at 3-1, but we needed that second goal. It shows that you just can't give teams three goal leads."

The result left Kewell frustrated, having seen his team win the past two league games, but the Australian insists the side must stay positive ahead of Tuesday's trip to Stevenage.

"They've got to believe, they're a good bunch of guys.

"They want to play the game properly so they will go out there and they will do it the right way.

"I'll be looking for the same as always. I'm not going to dramatically change anything after today, we're going to go out there and play how we know we can and which has got us results this season already."

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

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