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PREVIEW : CRAWLEY TOWN

Town travel to Crawley looking for their first away win of the season.

20 August 2018

The boys will be looking to build on Saturday’s dramatic win over Tranmere against Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

The County Ground has seen two thrilling 3-2 wins over Macclesfield, on the opening day, and Tranmere Rovers but the Robins have played once on the road and returned without any reward.

Phil Brown’s men will be hoping to change that tomorrow evening at the Broadfield Stadium.

The Oppo: Crawley Town

Crawley have had mixed fortunes so far this season – an opening day win against Cheltenham got the Reds off to a flyer with debutant Ollie Palmer heading in from a corner.

Since the opening day, it’s been tough for tomorrow's hosts – losing twice in the league and going out of the Carabao Cup to Bristol Rovers.

Last season, tomorrow’s opponents finished in 14th on 59 points.

Head-to-Head

Town will be looking to end their record of poor results against Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

The last seven:

02 Feb 2013        Crawley Town v Swindon Town  D             1-1          League One

26 Nov 2013        Crawley Town v Swindon Town  D             0-0          League One

25 Feb 2014        Swindon Town v Crawley Town  D             1-1          League One

16 Aug 2014        Crawley Town v Swindon Town  L              1-0          League One

21 Feb 2015        Swindon Town v Crawley Town  L              1-2          League One

26 Aug 2017        Swindon Town v Crawley Town  L              0-3          League Two

02 Apr 2018        Crawley Town v Swindon Town  D             1-1          League Two

Previous to that however, the Robins were unstoppable against their Sussex opponents winning three games on the bounce, 3-0.

Back in August 2012, goals from Matt Ritchie, Tommy Miller, and Raffaele De Vita saw off the Reds.

Last time out, Marc Richards bagged a last-minute equaliser to salvage a point for Town as the game ended 1-1.

The Gaffer

Harry Kewell will be familiar face to any football fan over the age of eight. Kewell spent an illustrious early career with Leeds, where he spent two years as a youth-teamer, before going on to make 181 appearances for the West Yorkshire club.

He scored 45 goals while at Elland Road, before moving to Liverpool, the team he supported as a boy, where he spent five years – the most notable of his achievements while on Merseyside came in the famous 2005 Champions League Final. Kewell became the first Australian-born player to win the trophy after Liverpool came from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan on penalties.

In the 2007 Final – Kewell appeared as a second-half substitute as Liverpool fell to Milan 2-1 in Athens. After that, Kewell spent time at Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and Melbourne Hart, retiring in 2014.

Kewell’s took steps in management and was at Watford’s academy, where he spent two years before taking over at Crawley Town in 2017.

Tickets

Travelling will be able to buy at the ground tomorrow night, but are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues. 


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