Crawley Town boss Mark Yates praises Callum Preston

Crawley Town V Southend - Southend score thier second goal against Crawley Town (Pic by Joe Rigby) SUS-150710-192918002
Crawley Town V Southend - Southend score thier second goal against Crawley Town (Pic by Joe Rigby) SUS-150710-192918002

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates could decide to stick with his 19-year-old back-up keeper Callum Preston for their next few matches.

Preston played in Reds’ last two matches while Freddie Woodman was away on international duty for England under-19s.

DM151086a.jpg. Crawley Town FC team, August 2015. Callum Preston. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150408-224452008

DM151086a.jpg. Crawley Town FC team, August 2015. Callum Preston. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150408-224452008

Woodman has now been recalled from his loan by Newcastle United following the serious injury to No.1 keeper Tim Krul which will rule him out for the rest of the season.

This leaves Reds with only one recognised ‘keeper, Preston.

Yates will decide this week whether to bring in a more experienced keeper in time for Reds’ home game against Luton Town on Saturday.

Preston played well in his Crawley debut against Southend last Tuesday and Saturday’s 3-2 win against Leyton Orient which was his Football League debut.

Callum’s been great. He made a magnificent save. He came for crosses, punched a couple, claimed a couple and made one great save when we needed him to at 3-1 just ten minutes into the second half.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

Yates praised: “Callum’s been great. He made a magnificent save. He came for crosses, punched a couple, claimed a couple and made one great save when we needed him to at 3-1 just ten minutes into the second half.”

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