Tubbs starts for Reds against Coventry City

MATT TUBBS and Josh Simpson
MATT TUBBS and Josh Simpson

Crawley Town hero Matt Tubbs is to make his debut this afternoon for Reds against Coventry City after joining on loan from Bournemouth this week.

He is one of three changes to the side manager John Gregory has made following Wednesday’s disappointing exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Bristol Rovers.

Tubbs will play up front alongside Gary Alexander as they replace Jamie Proctor and Emile Sinclair who have dropped to the bench.

Captain Josh Simpson returns to the starting line-up after nearly two months out with a hamstring injury and he comes in for Sergio Torres.

REDS: P.Jones, Sadler, Connelly, McFadzean, Alexander, Drury, Simpson, Walsh, Adams, Tubbs, M.Jones.

SUBS: Maddison. Hurst, Essam, Torres, Proctor, Sinclair

COVENTRY: Murphy, Christie, B.Adams, Webster, Thomas, Fleck, Baker, Moussa, Daniels, Willis, J Clarke

SUBS: Burge, Slager, Barton, Phillips, Garner, Haynes, Maund

REFEREE: J.Linington