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We know Crawley will see our game as vital - Boss

22 March 2018

Manager Gary Johnson acknowledges that Crawley Town will see the visit of Cheltenham Town as crucial to any play-of hopes – as he calls for his Robins to maintain recent away form.

Johnson was a very interested spectator at the Stadium on Wednesday night as Crawley were edged out 3-2 by Wycombe Wanderers.

“You learn something all the time by watching these games,” he said.

“You get good information on opposition anyway, to use Tim Bell’s name again, he does a great job putting together facts and figures and who we think might play.

He looks at enough games so that he can almost pick the manager’s team for him, from the circumstances. But they did have a sending off on Wednesday.

“There are no mugs in this league and they’ve had a good run,” he added. “It was a close game of course, ending 3-2, with chances at both ends and both teams were trying very hard to win the game because it was quite important for both of them.

“I think Crawley will see our game as a very important game because it could be their last opportunity of getting three points to have a chance of getting into the play-offs.

“They have Karlan Ahearne-Grant who is a good player and a threat, scoring a good goal on Wednesday.

“They generally play with two wide players, with Enzio Boldewijn on the other side and both of them are threats and we have to be aware of their tactics, their pattern and they’ll obviously be aware of ours."

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