REDS defender David Hunt will have the battle scars to show for it after he ended the pre-match speculation by swapping shirts with Wayne Rooney.
Some bookies were offering odds on who would get Rooney’s shirt ahead of Crawley’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, and Hunt had to earn his prized momento of the biggest day in the club’s history.
“I asked him a little while beforehand, and he said yes because he had whacked me in the face earlier,” Hunt said. “So I got his shirt and I am buzzing.
“It was amazing, I looked over when they announced the attendance. You have to make the most of it and focus on the game as well.
“A lot of teams suffer from the blues now, we have to make sure we get our heads straight for Southport on Tuesday.”