Roberts to take fitness test as Crawley travel to Exeter

Mark Connolly. Crawley Town. Picture by Jack Beard SUS-160720-092226001

Mark Connolly. Crawley Town. Picture by Jack Beard SUS-160720-092226001

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Crawley Town defender Mark Connolly will be back in contention in defence for tonight’s visit to Exeter City.

He has served his one-match suspension for being sent-off last week at Wolves.

However Connolly faces competition to get his place back after Chelsea loanee made an accomplished debut for Reds on Saturday.

The Grecians are yet to register their first point of the season, having so far lost 2-0 away to Blackpool and 2-1 at home to Hartlepool.

They did managed a 1-0 win against Championship club Brentford in the EFL Cup.

Reds assistant manager Matt Gray told the club’s website: “It’s good to have competition for places and we are trying to have this in all areas of the pitch. Players are looking over their shoulders to keep their place.

“On paper it was a tough start but the performances haven’t been too bad at all so far and will be looking to get a good performance and a good result.”

Managed by Paul Tisdale, are yet to get a point in the league and will be looking to put that straight.

are facing an injury crisis with seven players out injured.

Their dangerman is likely to be former Crawley striker Liam McAlinden last season was on loan from Wolves.

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