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Josh Doherty looking to finish home season on a high

27 April 2018

Josh Doherty feels that the current Reds side can beat anyone on their day, and insists that the visit of Crewe Alexandra on Saturday represents a good chance to finish the home season on a high.

David Artell’s side come to the Checkatrade off the back of a 1-0 victory at home to Morecambe, but Doherty believes the Reds’ passing game is good enough to prevail in tomorrow's finale in front of the Crawley fans.

“We know what Crewe are like and we’re expecting another tough game," said Josh. "I think if we just do what we do and get the ball down and pass then we’ll be fine. However they set up we know that if we can play our game then the physical battle should handle itself,” said the defender.

Reflecting upon the season as a whole, the Northern Ireland international insisted that two wins from the final fixtures would be a good end to the season.

“We started off poorly this season but then we started climbing the table, winning games on the bounce. We hit a dry patch towards the end of the season which has killed our chances of promotion," he added.

“We were second favourite to go down at the start of the season so we’ve come a long way since the start of the season. If we two wins from two then we can push on in the summer.”

Since signing last September after working with Harry Kewell in the Academy set-up at Watford, Josh has become something of a regular despite missing games recently because of a broken hand.

“I think I’ve settled in well and I already knew the manager, I love it here, I really do,” he added. “I’ve learnt a lot from Harry, especially with him being a left-sided player, It’s great to have him as someone to learn from.”


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