Crawley Town captain Sonny Bradley demands: ‘We must bounce back’

Crawley Town captain Sonny Bradley is keen for Reds to get their first home win of the season, with three opportunities presenting themselves in the space of 11 days.

Thursday, 8th October 2015, 12:44 pm
League two - Crawley Town vs Portsmouth - 18/08/15 Crawley's Sonny Bradley PPP-150820-125356001

Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat by Southend in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will be quickly followed by Leyton Orient in the league this Saturday and then against well-supported Luton Town next Saturday, October 17.

Bradley said: “Not everyone is going to turn up at our place and allow us to get a result.

“The more we play together, the better we will be.

DM151056a.jpg. Crawley Town FC team, August 2015. Sonny Bradley. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150408-224346008

“The fans have been getting on our backs at home games and they every right to do so because at home we have been poor. We’ve got a lot to prove to our fans and the manager.

“The sooner we can get that first win, the better it will be.”

Bradley was disappointed with the manner of Reds’ defeat last weekend at Plymouth, having got back into the goal through Roarie Deacon’s equaliser with just five minutes to go, they ended up losing 2-1.

He said: “We defended well in the second half for 40 minutes and gave away a cheap free-kick and they took it, from 25 yards out.

Mansfield Town v Crawley Town -Skybet League One - One Call Stadium - Saturday 12th September 2015 Captain Sonny Bradley SUS-151209-175859008

“We’ve got a wall. Freddie’s parried it and we didn’t follow the ball in properly.

“There’s a lot of young players who have got to realise you’ve got to work hard for 95 minutes and you can’t switch-off ‘cos if you do you’ll get punished. It wasn’t good enough really.

“We’ve got to bounce back. All the lads are disappointed.

“Defending we were solid, me and Josh (Yorwerth) then we got the goal we were looking for and then we went and switched off from a long-range free-kick.

“Some of the young lads will be very disappointed and will learn from it. They better learn fast.

“It’s costing us points and we must bounce back as we don’t want to be down the bottom all season, we’ve got to shape up and make it happen.

“It’s fine margins, from this league all the way to the Premier League.

“We’ve had a complete change-around in defence from the start of the season.”

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