Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi says fans are the club's 'oxygen' ahead of FA Cup replay with Southend United

Head coach Gabriele Cioffi has called the Crawley fans the club '˜oxygen'.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 3:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 3:21 pm
Gabriele Cioffi

The Reds are expecting a big crowd for their FA Cup replay with Southend tonight after slashing entry prices. And Cioffi knows how much the fans mean to the club and the players.

He said: “The supporters are oxygen for us; they are fire. The 400 supporters at Southend gave us a massive boost, especially in the second half.

“That’s why myself, my assistant Nathan Rooney and the players are keen to join the Crawley community.

Gabriele Cioffi

“What we can promise is hard work and the will to do something special.

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“But without the supporters we are nothing. We need the final boost to give them a special day.”