Mark Yates praised double-goal scorer Edwards ahead of Plymouth clash

Gwion Edwards scores Crawley's third goal against Cambridge Utd (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150822-203614008
Gwion Edwards scores Crawley's third goal against Cambridge Utd (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150822-203614008
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Crawley Town manager Mark Yates praised Gwion Edwards for scoring two goals against Newport County and setting up the third during their 3-0 win.

Those goals increased the winger’s goal tally to five goals in eight games.

Crawley Town FC unveil their new manager Mark Yates 19-05-2015.  SR1510713. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152354001

Crawley Town FC unveil their new manager Mark Yates 19-05-2015. SR1510713. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152354001

He said: “I knew Gwion was a good player before I came here. He’s quick and the fact he picks the ball up inside your half and takes it into their box as quick as he does.

“He gets up the pitch, he occupies defenders, he puts people onto the back foot.

“I was really pleased with his contribution. The first was a stunning strike, the second went under a few bodies - he was running away from goal before he did his bit of magic before coming back inside.

“And he showed what he could do with his left foot turning a player inside out before delivering a decent ball to Matt Harrold for our third goal.

I was really pleased with his contribution. The first was a stunning strike, the second went under a few bodies - he was running away from goal before he did his bit of magic before coming back inside.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

“He went off as a precaution with some cramp in both calves.”

Yates stressed the next five games which be just as tough as the first ten, starting with Saturday’s visit to Devon to take on second-placed Plymouth Argyle.

He said: “They are all tough. We said the first five were tough and as it proved the second five were even tougher for us. The next five will be no different.

“They are on a good run - Plymouth reached the play-off semi-final last year.

“The nucleus of the squad was there and the new manager (Derek Adams) has come in and added just a few faces.

“We did it at Cheltenham. There’s a winning mentality around the place.

“A few have come down from Scotland with the manager and have been a real threat.

“They have used 15 players which is a sign of consistency.

“We go there with a lot more hope than we did before Tuesday. We go with some vigour and extra belief which comes from winning.

“We are not far off from being badly off (for players). It’s important we get players back and keep them fit and strong.”

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