Crawley boss Yates: We pushed the self-destruct button

Mark Yeates hands out the instructions during Crawley's defeat to Northampton (picture by Kirsty Edmonds)
Mark Yeates hands out the instructions during Crawley's defeat to Northampton (picture by Kirsty Edmonds)

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates admitted his side ‘pressed the self-destruct button’ against Northampton.

Reds went behind three minutes into the second half through a penalty conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo which was put away by Ricky Holmes.

They went 2-0 behind ten minutes before full-time through John-Joe O’Toole, before Gwion Edwards pulled one back from a free-kick with six minutes to go.

Yates said: “I am never happy after a defeat. It was a tough game; they have proved they are the best team in the league by some distance.

“But we pressed the self-destruct button just after half-time.

“We didn’t keep our concentration levels going properly.”

Yates praised the Cobblers boss for the job he has done given time and good financial backing.

He said: “Chris Wilder has done really well over two years there. With some good investment he’s really been supported well.”

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