The Reds are back on home duty tomorrow afternoon as we take on Harrogate Town, almost three months after our 1-1 away draw at The EnviroVent Stadium almost three months ago in the reverse fixture.
Tomorrow’s opposition are still sat in the bottom half of the table, but have picked up many impressive results against well-performing sides, especially on the road.
The Sulphurites have beaten the likes of Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Mansfield Town and Exeter City on the road this season, and defeated Newport County at home last time out.
In our last league fixture against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night, we shared a goalless draw at home for the first time this season. Orient midfielder Hector Kyprianou was shown a red card half an hour into the affair, where the away side were performing well and applying pressure on the Reds’ defence.
It was Crawley who dominated possession from that point but the visitors defended well, meaning that the Reds could not register one shot on target throughout the game, unable to test Lawrence Vigouroux in between the sticks.
Glenn Morris made a few fantastic saves to mark his 200th game for the club with a clean sheet and man of the match performance, but the goalkeeper conveyed his disappointment at not topping it off with three points in his post-match interview.
Crawley have only suffered two defeats at home in the league this season, with both coming within the same week against Carlisle United and Grimsby Town, back in November.
The sides have had one competitive league meeting which came earlier in this campaign. Max Watters put the Reds ahead after some neat work from Tom Nichols on the right side, but Jack Muldoon equalised with five minutes remaining as the honours were shared, with the game finishing 1-1.
Jack Muldoon poses a major goal threat for The Sulphurites, scoring 11 times in 24 league appearances so far, after netting 14 times in Harrogate’s previous promotion campaign in the National League.
Captain Josh Falkingham sits in the heart of midfield for Harrogate, and acts as a box-to-box player that gets stuck in and intercepts key passes. Falkingham played in Scotland for five seasons at Dunfermline FC, before a brief spell at Darlington ahead of his move to Harrogate in 2017.
Harrogate have recently loaned Joshua McPake from Scottish Premiership leaders, Rangers. The 19-year-old forward had previous loan spells with Morton and Dundee FC before a January move across the border. McPake scored his first Harrogate goal in a 3-2 away defeat at Tranmere Rovers, and also played 90 minutes against Newport County on Tuesday in an impressive 2-1 victory.
Reece Grego-Cox and Henry Burnett remain unavailable for tomorrow’s game.
HOW THEY BET*
Crawley Town 11/8
Harrogate Town 2/1
*Odds correct with EFL partners Sky Bet at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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