Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy was pleased with the performance of his players who came into the side which beat Colchester 1-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Reds made six changes to their team and included the first starts of the season for goalkeeper Mitch Beeney, midfielder Aryan Tajbakhsh and striker Adi Yussuf.
Drummy said: “It was a good attitude from everybody.
“Colchester were tough to play against and I thought those who came in did admirably.
“Because physically they hadn’t done 90 minutes so it was a tough game to come into.
“Application, willingness to run, willingness to try to play the way we play.
“We had to defend at times like we have to: the character was good.
“There were not too many spaces across the park.”
Drummy admitted the squad members who were selected to start the match have been made aware of the side’s attacking formation and tactics.
He said: “We train that way, and they train the same as everyone else, so they should understand it. You just have to get them to apply it.”
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