Drummy wants to send everyone home happy after Barnet

Josh Yorwerth in action for Crawley Town against Barnet earlier in the season. Picture by Len Kerswill
Josh Yorwerth in action for Crawley Town against Barnet earlier in the season. Picture by Len Kerswill

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy wants to send everyone home happy for the summer with a final-day victory against Barnet.

The new boss takes charge of his first home match on Saturday since being appointed at Reds last week.

A 3-0 defeat Dagenham & Redbridge in his first outing led to Crawley’s seventh straight defeat in League Two.

Drummy, as well as implementing his new philosophy, knows it is important to end on a high.

He said: “I really want to win for everybody. We have got some injuries but I want to put on a performance that the fans can see.

“I just want to get a win so we can enjoy it and get in Redz Bar and have a beer and hopefully look forward to next season.

“I want to send everyone home happy, we all know what it is like when you lose, it is not a nice feeling and we want to be winners.

“I have got to try and do that, but also want to look at what I want for next season. I am not just going to say ‘try and play out’, I don’t want to do that and that’s my risk.

“There will be some changes and others I change in positions as I want to look at players, but also some players have only just come back from injury and it’s tough to put them into two games.

“They’ll be some rotation, but the nucleus of the side will be the same.”

Gwion Edwards is back in contention to play, while Lanre Oyebanjo could make the bench, but Matt Harrold is still ruled out after his knee operation.

There is also an old rivalry at stake from Drummy’s playing days in the final game of the campaign.

He added: “I used to play for Enfield and Barnet were our local rivals and we used to play on Boxing Day. I used to have some battles with Barry Fry and Davey Howell their captain.

“It was a local rivalry, I live out in Hertfordshire and Matt (Gray) is from Barnet, he knows plenty of lads that are travelling to support them so it should be interesting.

“We have got Barnet on the DVD, I have watched them already this season and Matt knows the league inside out. We know what they do with their team and Martin (Allen) does a great job we know that, he is a seasoned manager.

“I think it’s about what we do and how we like to play more importantly.”

Captain Sonny Bradley added: “We don’t want to lose eight on the spin. We don’t even want to draw, we want to go out there and smash it. We really want to smash it.

“The result is important, but we also need to go out there and give it a good go and show the fans a style of play which is enjoyable.”

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