Crawley players want Brewster

Barnet V Crawley Town 9-4-12 Craig Brewster first game in charge (Pic by Jon Rigby)
Barnet V Crawley Town 9-4-12 Craig Brewster first game in charge (Pic by Jon Rigby)

CHARLIE Wassmer has admitted he was prepared to look for another club if Steve Evans had remained as Crawley Town’s manager - and that caretaker Craig Brewster is the players’ choice to get the job full time.

Reds centre back Wassmer has been on-loan for much of this season, at Fleetwood and Dagenham, and admitted he did not ‘get on’ with Evans after the former Reds’ boss openly criticised him in the wake of September’s 6-0 defeat to Morecambe.

The 21-year-old went on to make just two more appearances under Evans, and one of those was at right-back. Saturday’s appearance after being recalled from his loan at Dagenham by Brewster was his first at centre back since September.

He said: “It’s always frustrating when you are not part of the team. At my age it helps a lot to go out on loan. Fleetwood and Dagenham helped me.

“I did not get on with the old manager, he came out personally about me, since then we did not get gel together. You don’t always gel with people.

“With Craig if you are doing something wrong he will tell you and let you know, but when you are doing something right he gives you so much encouragement. I hope that he gets the job.

“The club has got so much potential but I did not see myself as a player here, like any other club when someone else comes in you have sich a great chance to try again. When you were not getting picked you were left out in the cold, Craig will come and tell you why.

“Steve Evans had his own way about things and Craig has come in and that’s totally different, hopefully we would get promoted under Craig. If you were to come to the training ground you would see a buzz, everyone has got a lot of respect for Craig, a lot of the boys want him to stay, hopefully he can be manager next year.”