Crawley boss Drummy praises captain Smith

Jimmy Smith makes a run down the middle for Crawley Town against Carlisle United, 23rd April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160423-160216008
Jimmy Smith makes a run down the middle for Crawley Town against Carlisle United, 23rd April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160423-160216008
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Crawley Town manager Dermot Drummy believes his chosen captain Jimmy Smith is a great leader.

Speaking during a question and answer session at the Checkatrade Stadium on Tuesday evening, he reckons the former Chelsea trainee has plenty of enthusiasm and genuinely works hard for the club.

He said: “Jimmy Smith shows great enthusiasm on and off the pitch. He is a very good leader, works hard and cares for the club.”

Drummy spoke about his aims for the club, a rejuvenated Bobson Bawling and what kind of manager he is.

Drummy was asked if the score was 2-0 at half-time, would you give the hairdryer treatment or be the master of tactics?

He said: “You need a calm head and I just say 4-5 lines at half-time. I will have a plan B if things are not going well. I talk with Matt.

Drummy said he would consider it a successful season if they finish in the top 12.

He added: “My target is 12th or above, unless higher at Christmas and we ask for extra funds.

“Midtable would be a success story. We want stability, a decent cup run to earn some money. Time is important. We want the stadium to be a fortress.”

He added that Bawling was one of first he signed. “Gives anyone confidence, like with kids. You give players a realism of where they are at.

Drummy said: “We’d like a decent cup run and at the end of the season have a nucleus of players in place to build and improve for next season.

“We want our Stadium to be a fortress and the fans can play a massive part in that. Whatever happens, we hope you won’t go away feeling it’s been boring.”

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