Mark Yates looks ahead to Wycombe Wanderers

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 manager Mark Yates is looking for a repeat display from his team when Reds take on Wycombe Wanderers at the Checkatrade.com Stadium this afternoon.

Crawley go into the game confident after beating Cambridge United 3-0 away last week and holding title favourites Portsmouth to a 0-0 draw.

I want more of the same from us. Exactly the same performance as we’ve just put in for the last two games.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

Luke Rooney, Jimmy Smith and Conor Henderson are likely to return to the squad after missing out at Cambridge.

However Yates will be without defender Liam Donnelly who is suspended following his red card last week.

He said: “I want more of the same from us. Exactly the same performance as we’ve just put in for the last two games.

“The workrate, the effort, the focus will do us well this season.

“When you win 3-0 away from home it doesn’t take rocket science to know there’s not going to be too many changes.

“I haven’t got Liam Donnelly so there will be one change and it’s just a case of making sure we pick lads who are fresh and confident.

“It’s good to have more competition for places and it’s good to see Conor Henderson back fit in training. He hasn’t played since Oxford but he’s had a good week on the training ground.

“Ourselves and Wycombe have both got small squads. We haven’t got masses of choice but we’ve got competition in key areas of the pitch.

“We’ve got options in the middle of the park, options in defence and options in attack.

“Bar the two long-term injuries (Gavin Tomlin and Lanre Oyebanjo) we’ve got everyone fit and available.”

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