Crawley Town F.C – Expected eleven.

On Saturday, John Yems will look to field an eleven at Prenton Park that is capable of returning to West Sussex with a point or three. As is often the case with the lower leagues, due to a lack of great media coverage, you may not have heard of the players that Yems will select. However, I spoke to a supporter of the Reds to get an insight into who he believes will play.

Gk. Glenn Morris – Often called ‘The Cat’, he’s the best goalkeeper in League Two. Without him, I think we would have been relegated to the Conference by now.

Rb. David Sesay – Right back that has recently returned to the team, was named Young Player of the Year in 2019.

Cb. Joe McNerney – Has looked solid since he returned a few games ago, needs to put in a great performance to keep Vaughan out though.

Cb. George Francomb – Club captain who has scored a couple of spectacular goals this season. Utility player that can play in defence and midfield.

Cb. Jordan Tunnicliffe – Signed from AFC Fylde in 2019, rock solid centre back who I feel is our best defender.

Lb. Nick Tsaroulla – Up-and-coming left back who has looked very promising and scored the best goal of the FA Cup so far this season against Leeds.

Cm. Jake Hesketh – On-loan Southampton midfielder has shown his class that got him close to the Saints team at times. However, he has been injured for much of the campaign.

Cm. Jake Hessenthaler – Son of current Dover manager Andy, again he is a solid, if not spectacular, player who does the job.

Cm. Jordan Maguire Drew – Even though my mate who supports Leyton Orient (his parent club) says he has one good game in 15, he has looked the best out of the January recruits. Grew up in Crawley too.

Ss. Tom Nichols – Top scorer this season (apart from the departed Max Watters), this former Exeter star has excelled in the role as support striker. However, he’s not as effective when played up front on his own.

St. Ashley Nadesan- Fan favourite and local lad who works hard and scored a few important goals this season, such as the second goal in the win vs Leeds.

My thoughts – The visitors will be difficult to play against, I believe they will tend to sit back as Rovers will look to attack them on any given occasion. It’ll be interesting to see how the game pans out, if we score early then their defence will be forced to open, meaning we’ll probably be able to score a few more. However, if we don’t then anything could be possible. I look forward to seeing if there is much reasoning behind Glenn Morris being labelled as the ‘cat’, let’s hope James Vaughan is fit.

Thank you very much for reading,

Stay safe,

Ethan Hoijord

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