Crawley Town travel to Whitehawk

Crawley Town FC unveil their new manager Mark Yates 19-05-2015.  SR1510713. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152354001
Crawley Town FC unveil their new manager Mark Yates 19-05-2015. SR1510713. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152354001
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Crawley Town players will be competing for places in the side for their first competitive match next week when they travel to Brighton club Whitehawk for their final pre-season friendly this afternoon.

The opposition are likely to field popular former Reds favourites Sergio Torres and Scott Neilson.

We have brought in five players this week and there is some depth in the squad now and Saturday is the last opportunity for players to stake their claim to be in the team for the Oxford match.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

Manager Mark Yates will be fielding a strong side but will rest any players who aren’t 100 percent fit as a precaution.

Yates said: “Nuneaton was a good test for us. We tried one or two things in terms of formation and personnel and the players who needed it got 90 minutes under their belt.

“We have one or two minor knocks – nothing serious – and we won’t be risking anyone on Saturday, especially with the first League Two game at Oxford United now just eight days away.

“But we’re going there with a strong squad and it’s a game I am looking forward to.

“We have brought in five players this week and there is some depth in the squad now and Saturday is the last opportunity for players to stake their claim to be in the team for the Oxford match.”

Kick-off at the Enclosed Ground near Brighton Marina is at 3pm.

We will be doing a live commentary on our website of the game and on Crawley Town matches and news throughout the season.

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