Crawley Town visit East Grinstead for opening pre-season friendly

Sky Bet League 2 side Crawley Town FC have appointed former Chelsea and Arsenal coach Dermot Drummy as their new manager on a two-year deal. Pic Steve Robards SR1612116 SUS-160429-141548001
Sky Bet League 2 side Crawley Town FC have appointed former Chelsea and Arsenal coach Dermot Drummy as their new manager on a two-year deal. Pic Steve Robards SR1612116 SUS-160429-141548001
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Crawley Town fans will have the chance to watch their new signings in action in their opening pre-season game.

Reds travel to Ryman League club East Grinstead on Saturday (3pm kick-off at East Court) to take on Matt Longhurst’s side.

Reds head coach Dermot Drummy is expecting to put two sides out, one in each half.

He said: “We are really looking forward to it, it’s been a decent pre-season of training. They are doing 45 minutes each as it’s their first game. Just integrating them and getting them into the shape we want to play.

“Fitness is the most important thing but we are also trying to look for a bit of quality from them as well.”

They then travel the even-shorter distance across town to Jubilee Field to play Three Bridges on Tuesday, July 12, kick-off 7.45pm.

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