WYCOMBE PREVIEW: Crawley head coach Drummy demands: 'We've got to knuckle down and get an away point'

Reds head coach Dermot Drummy is looking for a reaction against Wycombe Wanderers
Reds head coach Dermot Drummy is looking for a reaction against Wycombe Wanderers

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy wants his side to bounce back from their defeat against Morecambe during tomorrow's visit to Wycombe Wanderers.

He is looking to keep a clean sheet and earn at least a draw from the trip to Adams Park.

Speaking at his press conference yesterday, Drummy said: "Both teams need a win. They are at home, but we'll go there hopefully with an attitude to keep a clean sheet and then see where the game takes us in the later stages."

The Reds boss openly admitted last weekend's performance during their 3-1 defeat by Morecambe did not reach the standard he is looking for from his squad, which he stresses is a work in progress.

He said: "We all accept it wasn't a good performance and have got to accept it's a learning curve with 20 players coming in."

Drummy wants his team to work hard on earning what would be a good draw on the road against tough opposition.

He said: "We've got to knuckle down and try to get an away point which is a good point and let's see where it takes us from here."

The Chairboys lie just one point off the play-off spots in tenth place but go into the game having lost their last four matches.

In the three meetings between the two sides, Reds have won once, drawn once and lost once.

The corresponding fixture last season ended in a 2-0 defeat on December 28, 2015.

Gareth Ainsworth's side lost to Crawley 1-0 at the Checkatrade Stadium on the opening day of this season, when skipper Jimmy Smith hit the winner.

Among Wycombe's dangermen is the powerfully-built former Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo 'The Beast' Akinfenwa, who has scored nine goals this season.

Former Leyton Orient player Scott Kashket has netted 15 times and won the Skybet League 2 player of the month award for December.

Reds fans will remember Wycombe striker Paul Hayes from a spell at Broadfield Stadium in 2013 on loan from Brentford.