Date: 13th November 2015 at 4:27pm
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Manager Mark Yates has previewed this weekend’s clash against Exeter City and he’s confident Crawley can pick up another result.

Speaking to the Express & Echo in his pre game press conference, the gaffer admitted that he felt Crawley were largely in a good place at the minute despite the FA Cup disappointment against Luton, and he wanted us to keep our run of four wins from six going this weekend.

‘We played some good stuff and could have gone in two, three or four-up but didn’t. We had enough chances to win a couple of games. The first half we had some real good chances and just didn’t take them. The second half we didn’t quite get the intensity we played in the first and I understand that.’

With an obvious disappointment at going out at the first round stage, Yates knows we can put this behind us but we have to learn from the mistakes we made against Luton because Exeter will be tough.

‘You don’t always get what you deserve in football and we didn’t on Saturday. The lads allowed Luton too much room to get a shot in and score a goal, which is disappointing. One hoof down the field, we have not reacted to and a cross and a ricochet later we are a goal down and are out of the competition.’

Assistant manager Jimmy Dack was also interviewed ahead of the game and the Crawley News have him talking about the injury to Joe McNerney which isn’t as bad as first thought – as fears were he may have dislocated his knee cap.

‘Joe went to see a specialist in the week and he has given him a programme to work to and we hope that Joe works on the programme for two to four weeks and we get improvements. I don`t think we should write him off for the season, it`s easy to look on the negative side of it but we are going to see if we can build the knee up and get him playing. I don`t know whether it`s the fact that he`s gone from part-time to full-time football, which has happened in the past. People`s bodies getting used to daily training can be hard for them. We don`t know whether it`s that. Joe has a programme for the next month and we`ll go with that and hopefully he won`t need an operation.’

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