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

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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.