Dermot Drummy praises goalkeeper Morris and the fans for rousing performance

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy
Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy praised goalkeeper Glenn Morris for keeping his side in the game with a superb penalty save.

He was happy to earn a draw against the league leaders who have a good record away from home.

Drummy reckoned they played better in the second half after he asked them to improve at half-time.

He said: "We've got to be really pleased with that point. I think for the first ten-15 minutes we were rocky, trying to play out we were giving some suicidal balls and they pressed us really well.


"Glenn (Morris) had to make several saves and he's made a fantastic save from a dubious penalty decision. But, it kept us in the game.


"At half-time I demanded more from them in terms of be brave but don't not be stupid.


"Get the ball down and play, win the second ball and I think in the first ten minutes we had two really clear-cut chances where their 'keeper made some great saves."


Drummy praised the fans who really got behind the team, created a good atmosphere and spurred them on to a brilliant home draw.


He said: "I thought the crowd were fantastic today, they were right behind us today and it makes a difference to the players, they really responded to that against a tough side.


"It's what you want, I goes it goes hand-in-hand you've got to play the football to get the crowd off their seat, but if we're not, we still appreciate the crowd are with us rather than just getting behind us.


"And that helps us, it helps any player makes a bad pass they are not going to go too mad on them.


"We understand the demands of the fans and it was really great today."