Crawley’s Connolly back for Mansfield clash

Mark Connolly. Crawley v Barnet. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160823-072514001
Mark Connolly. Crawley v Barnet. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160823-072514001

Crawley Town defender Mark Connolly will be back in action for Saturday’s visit to Mansfield Town, having recovered from a bash to his windpipe.

He suffered the blow during Reds’ 3-1 defeat at home to Cambridge United last Saturday, forcing him to leave the field and he had to go to hospital for treatment in intensive care.

Mark Connolly seen during the Friendly match between Crawley Town and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Checkatrade Stadium in Crawley. July 16, 2016.
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Mark Connolly seen during the Friendly match between Crawley Town and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Checkatrade Stadium in Crawley. July 16, 2016. James Boardman / Telephoto Images +44 7967 642437 SUS-160408-173041002

The bash caused him to miss Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay at Bristol Rovers.

Head coach Dermot Drummy said: “Mark missed the FA Cup game on medical grounds but he is OK to play or be involved.”

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