Crawley’s Elliott could haunt Yeovil

Marvin Elliott joins Crawley Town SUS-140918-153620002
Marvin Elliott joins Crawley Town SUS-140918-153620002

New signing Marvin Elliott makes his home debut for Crawley Town on Saturday against the club he nearly joined in the summer.

The midfielder, who was released by Bristol City at the end of last season, had a trial with Yeovil in the summer but they did not offer him a contract.

Instead, the 30-year-old Londoner joined Reds and made an impressive debut in the 2-0 loss to Preston last Saturday.

Elliott said: “It’s a big game for us. I know Yeovil manager Gary Johnson from my Bristol City days and he has got a good squad down there so it will be a tough one for us.

“But we’re at home and I’m really looking forward to showing the Crawley fans what I can do. I broke my ankle and hand in February and last Saturday was my first game since then. It was great to get 90 minutes under my belt and I really enjoyed it.”

Manager John Gregory hopes to have Lanre Oyebanjo and Josh Simpson available after injury while Keith Keane returns to midfield.

Reds are introducing their new family ticket for this game where two adults and two children can watch from the East Stand for £44.

For details and to book online, go to www.crawleytownfc.com/tickets