Crawley Town defender Mark Connolly may miss tomorrow’s game against Accrington Stanley.
Head coach Dermot Drummy may rest the former Kilmarnock player after he picked up a groin injury in training this week.
Drummy revealed: “Mark is injured, he has a slight groin. I’d say he is a doubt but knowing Mark, he will tell me he’s fine.
However skipper Jimmy Smith should be fit to play having come off the field injured last weekend during their 2-1 defeat away at Cheltenham.
“He collided with the keeper and I think he should have come off at half-time but he tried to carry on but he was limping.
“He’s OK though, he has trained fully this week. I actually said to him at half-time not to be a hero if he thought he wasn’t fit. I pulled him off and he’s fine now.”
Drummy is pleased with how his players have looked in training this week and hopes they can lead to a turnaround against Accrington Stanley.
He said: “The level of training yesterday was one of the best I’ve seen here, with Dean Cox involved.
“We had a nine v nine game and the level was very impressive, so I hope we turn the defeat at Cheltenham into a response against Accrington.”
Drummy believes Accrington will prove to be tough opponents.
He said: “I watched them at West Ham in the League Cup and I was very impressed with them and I think it will be an exciting game, their manager (John Coleman) is very experienced.
“We know against Accrington we’ve got be on our mettle to get a victory. They will be physical and will go at us and we will go at them and I don’t think they’ll sit back for a draw.
“I don’t think that’s in our locker or in our locker.”
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