Crawley Town star misses out on top award

Crawley Town forward Reece Grego-Cox missed out on taking home the Republic of Ireland Men's Under-21s Player of the Year Award at the '3' FAI International Awards ceremony in Dublin on Sunday.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 9:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 9:46 am
Crawley Town's Reece Grego-Cox. Picture by Steve Robards.

The Reds' striker was nominated alongside Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis, the winner of the award, and Liverpool defender Corey Whelan.

The 22-year-old has made eleven appearances for the Irish under-21s since debuting in 2015 and scored all four of his international goals in the Republic's failed attempt to qualify for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championships.

The former Woking player, who is now ineligible to represent the under-21s, is now aiming to cement his place in Gabriele Cioffi's team and catch the eye of Ireland senior manager Mick McCarthy.

Grego-Cox has made 25 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils this season but has yet to score for the club.

Speaking to crawleytownfc.com Grego-Cox said: “I really enjoyed playing for Ireland and it definitely improved me as a player. It was nice to get nominated for the award, a proud moment for me and my family.

“Now I want to kick on at Crawley and hopefully I can force my way into the full squad soon.”