Matt Harrold reveals confidence is high at Crawley Town

Crawley Town  V Leyton Orient - Crawley score their first goal (Pic by Jon & Joe Rigby) SUS-151210-102353008
Crawley Town V Leyton Orient - Crawley score their first goal (Pic by Jon & Joe Rigby) SUS-151210-102353008

Crawley Town striker Matt Harrold revealed the confidence is high at the club as they prepare to host Luton Town.

He believes winning last weekend at home for the first time has helped them turn the corner and hopes the crowd can again help them clinch a good result.

The crowd played a big part on Saturday. With our backs to the wall and even with Orient with ten men had a lot of the ball they stayed with us and kept us going.”

Crawley Town player Matt Harrold

Harrold said: “The confidence has been good. I don’t think it has ever been a huge issue.

“The four games we had earlier, the confidence maybe dropped a bit then with four heavier defeats. But since the Newport game (3-0 away win) we have done well. That was a good performance then.

“We went to Plymouth, probably the best team we’ve played this season and went close and probably should have got a point. It was a scrappy goal from them at the end.

“It was a good performance against Leyton Orient at the end. When we went 3-1 up and we showed a few nerves in the second half and everyone wanted the game to be over and get the first win at home and move on from there. We stuck in and got the result.

“We’ve had a hard week in training as we get ready for Luton. We have good competition within the group for places now and having more bodies at training is good.

“It’s important you do well at home, that’s your bread and butter.

“Saturday hopefully has tipped us over the edge in terms of being more comfortable at home and knowing how to play, being on the front foot and getting the crowd behind us.

“The crowd played a big part on Saturday. With our backs to the wall and even with Orient with ten men had a lot of the ball they stayed with us and kept us going.

“It will be good to get another point for them. It builds the unity with them and us on the pitch.”

He denied the players are any more happier now than at the start of the season.

“From the first day the signings the manager made and the group we had It’s always been a really good mix and blend of experience and good characters.

“You get a bit more comfortable with people so you can start ripping them to shreds!

“The longer you are together and the more you win together, it comes more naturally and hopefully we can keep building on it and doing well.”

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