Former Liverpool star Harry Kewell will be able to teach Crawley players so much says skipper Smith

Crawley Town skipper Jimmy Smith believes the side can learn a lot from Champions League winner Harry Kewell.

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 3:17 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:13 am
Harry Kewell salutes the fans at the final whistle playing for Leeds United v Valencia in 2001. Picture by: Mark Bickerdike

He thinks the former Liverpool and Leeds United star combined with former Northern Ireland international Warren Feeney as his assistant will make the 'Perfect Blend.'

Smith cannot wait to start working with the Australian superstar.

He said: "Harry Kewell's a big name and a huge character in the game.

Crawley Town captain Jimmy Smith. Picture by Jack Beard

"Everyone's excited to see what he's about.

"He was a top, top player and I'm sure we can learn a lot from him.

"Having won the Champions League, he knows how to prepare for the big occasions, which can help when we play our biggest games."

Smith does not think it matters that this will be Kewell's first job in charge of a Football League team.

"You never know until you try it, like making your debut at a young age.

"With his wealth of experience he'll know every aspect of the game.

"He will know about how you go about your job.

"He'll have every aspect covered."

Smith reckons having Feeney as his number two will bring the management team knowledge of League 2.

"I know Warren through playing against him. Speaking to people, I believe he's a great guy.

"He knows the leagues and with him and Harry together, it should be the perfect blend."