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Striker Ashley Nadesan spoke to us earlier this month on all things Crawley for our matchday programme against Northampton Town

10 September 2021

As part of our matchday programme ahead of our game against Northampton Town two weeks ago, we sat down with Ashley Nadesan who revealed all about life at Crawley, his match day routine and Reds teammates.

What are your personal and team goals for the season?

“Personal goals would be to get to double figures for goals as quickly as possible and then team goals would have to be to see how far this team can go because with these players I can’t see why we can't get out of League Two and push on, but we take each game as it comes and go from there really.”

Personal highlight for Crawley?

“Would have to be when we beat Leeds United in the FA Cup. Beating Leeds and scoring against Leeds was an unreal moment but also the way we beat them as well, I just wished the fans had been there for that game cause I know they would have loved it so much!”

How have you enjoyed the season so far?

“We didn’t get off to the best of starts against Hartlepool but the highlight was just having the fans back, when we walked out against Hartlepool and heard the roar of the crowd it was unreal, especially playing for so long without fans, it was good having our away support turn up in numbers as well.”

What’s your pre-match routine?

“Would be to cram as much pasta down me as possible because those channel balls aren’t gonna chase themselves!

“I don’t really have any superstitions, I just try to do exactly the same thing I do after a win in the next game.”

How do you pass your time on an away day?

“Normally there’s traffic on every away trip so we are on the coach longer than normal, but on the table I sit at we just get games of UNO going, then if we get bored we will sometimes play a bit of Among Us as well.”

Funniest teammates?

“Funniest teammate would have to be Alfie Jones. The stuff he says and the way he says stuff cracks me up everyday. I think not being the brightest bulb helps with his funniness!”

Who are your most Intelligent teammates? 

“To be fair there’s a few intelligent players in the squad. On away days Marcus the kit man puts on a quiz for us and there’s a few consistent winners. Jack Powell’s gotta be up there as well as the skipper.”

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