The Reds are set to face Morecambe FC tomorrow at The People’s Pension Stadium, having lost to Arsenal U21 in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening.
On the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Cheltenham Town last weekend, the Reds faced Arsenal U21 in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday. It was the visitors that took the lead through Jordan McEneff after a quick counter attack. Reds debutant Max Watters sealed off an impressive first start for the Reds by netting the equaliser in the 37th minute with a tidy finish, underneath the Arsenal goalkeeper. The Reds began to dominate the fixture, but just minutes into the second half the Gunners regained the lead. Miguel Azeez found himself in plenty of space 20 yards from goal and unleashed a fierce strike into Tom McGill’s bottom corner.
Arsenal held on to claim all three points resulting in the Gunners going top of Southern Group J.
Morecambe currently sit top of League Two and came into their fixture with Oldham last weekend on the back of an impressive 1-0 victory at home to Port Vale.
Aaron Wildig put the Shrimps ahead on the stroke of half time. Conor McAleny then equalised for the Latics just after the break but it was for no avail as Alex Kenyon put Morecambe back in front with Cole Stockton adding a third ten minutes later. McAleny netted a second for Oldham in the dying embers but the Shrimps held on to claim all three points and go top of the League Two table.
The Reds have met with the Shrimps on 11 previous occasions. The visitors have enjoyed more success in fixtures between the two sides having claimed three points on four occasions. The Reds managing three wins against tomorrow's opponents.
In the most recent fixture between the two sides, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Bez Lubala put the Reds one up from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time. Cole Stockton scored an 81st minute equaliser to see the match end all square.
Morecambe currently sit top of League Two with 12 points. Striker Adam Philips has scored three goals this season in five appearances. Morecambe are very dangerous on the right side of the pitch with John O’Sullivan and Ryan Cooney both looking dangerous this season, as well as both picking up an assist in the shrimps last game against Oldham.
Despite being top of League Two, the Shrimps currently sit on -1 goal difference having conceded nine goals in the league this season.
Once again there are no new injury worries for the Reds, with a full squad available for selection, apart from the documented long-term injury of Reece Grego-Cox.
Referee: John Busby
Assistants: Stuart Butler & Damith Bandara
Fourth Official: Andrew Laver
HOW THEY BET
Crawley Town - 23/20
Draw - 13/5
Morecambe - 2/1
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