VIDEO: Crawley Town manager John Gregory gives his reaction to Ipswich victory

Crawley Town manager John Gregory was delighted with his side’s passion and effort given in beating Championship side Ipswich Town 1-0 last night in the Capital One Cup.

He praised his youngsters Charles Banya, Emmett O’Connor and Bobson Bawling and both his defence and goalkeeper Brian Jensen for keeping a second clean sheet in a row.

Crawley's Izale McCleod scores the winner in extra time against Ipswich (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140813-001602002

Crawley's Izale McCleod scores the winner in extra time against Ipswich (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140813-001602002

Gregory said: “I have to congratulate my players - they never gave up they continued to carry on. They showed a lot of passion, effort and enthusiasm and if they passed the ball a little bit better I’d be happier tonight.

“Once or twice Ipswich could have punished us - in the first half which I would have expected Izale Mcleod to have scored it and also against the crossbar.

“We rode our luck a bit.

“Defensively we were very sound. Brian Jensen kept a clean sheet which was the most pleasing thing for me tonight.

Crawley V Leyton Orient - Crawley boss John Gregory (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140422-142848002

Crawley V Leyton Orient - Crawley boss John Gregory (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140422-142848002

“We defended resolutely and solidly and sent ourselves through to the next round.”

Click on the video to watch John Gregory’s post match comments.