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Gareth expecting tough test from revamped Reds

Blues boss previews Crawley.

21 March 2018

Gareth Ainsworth is expecting a very different test from Crawley Town on Wednesday evening to the one that saw the Chairboys come away 4-0 winners earlier in the season.

After a slow start to the campaign, the rejuvenated Reds have taken an impressive 36 points from a possible 57 since that heavy loss at Adams Park in November, and are now pushing for a spot in the play-offs come May.

Harry Kewell’s side are also unbeaten in their last six at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, and the Blues boss knows the Chairboys will have to be on their mettle to come away with the result they want from this one.

“Crawley are a good side, and are much different to the team they were at the start of the season without a doubt,” Ainsworth said.

“Harry Kewell has now got a lot more experience in League Two from when they came to us in November, and I don’t think this game will be anything like the 4-0 they encountered at Adams Park. I’m hoping it will be, but we know we will have to work really hard to get anything out of the game.

“They had a good result up at Carlisle at the weekend, and results have semi-gone for us again which is great but there will be plenty of twists and turns yet.

“This is going to be a great, entertaining end to the season and I’ve always said I want to go one better than last year and I think we are now three points off last season’s total which is magnificent with the amount of games left to go.

“But I don’t just want to go one better, I want to go a few better and see where we end up so hopefully we can add a few more points to our total on Wednesday.”


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