Crawley’s Jimmy Smith looking forward to Stevenage reunion

Cobblers V Stevenage.'Chris Wilder and Teddy Sheringham before the start of the match. NNL-151027-141220009

Cobblers V Stevenage.'Chris Wilder and Teddy Sheringham before the start of the match. NNL-151027-141220009

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Jimmy Smith is looking forward to locking horns with his former club when Crawley Town host Stevenage Borough on Boxing Day.

Reds have a busy festive period with three games coming in quick succession.

DM151027a.jpg. Crawley Town FC team, August 2015. Jimmy Smith. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150408-225026008

DM151027a.jpg. Crawley Town FC team, August 2015. Jimmy Smith. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150408-225026008

They then visit Wycombe Wanderers on December 28 before another trip to Portsmouth on Saturday, January 2.

Smith said: “I enjoyed my time there even though we did get relegated.

“The game is against Stevenage, my old team, and a few of us have played for them – Jon Ashton and Simon Walton.

“There’s been a lot of changes - I played under Graham Westley which I enjoyed - Teddy Sheringham has gone in there now and I believe they are doing OK, but we are at home and need to get the three points.

“We have to put it right this week in training and work on mistakes and make sure we do everything we can to get the three points.”

Smith warned the players have to be careful not to overdo their festivities or they will be found out in terms of performance on the pitch. He said: “Everyone has to keep their body right over Christmas and not eat too much.

“You have to make sure you are prepared and ready to play because after the Stevenage game we only have one day to prepare for Wycombe away.

“It’s a busy time and you need to pick up points over the Christmas period.

“It’s down to yourself to make sure you are in the right frame of mind and are ready to play.”

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