Reds drawn against Torres’ new side Whitehawk in cup

Sergio Torres in action for Whitehawk    Picture by Dave Haines
Sergio Torres in action for Whitehawk Picture by Dave Haines

Crawley Town fans will get to see Reds legend Sergio Torres in action again next month in the Sussex Senior Cup.

The hugely popular Argentinian left the club when his contract ran out last summer and then signed for Conference South side Whitehawk.

But the midfielder will face his former club in January with Reds being drawn away at the South coast side quarter-finals of the prestigious competition.

Torres joined Crawley in the Conference and was an ever-present in the side which won back-to-back promotions to League One.

In total he made 100 appearances, scoring seven goals, the most memorable being his brilliant injury-time strike which knocked Championship Derby County out of the FA Cup in 2011.

Reds boss John Gregory learned in his post-match press conference on Saturday that he would be facing his former player in the last eight and admitted he is relishing taking on the former fans’ favourite.

He said: “Oh fantastic. That’s terrific, it’ll be great. I am sure there will be a big contingent going down from Crawley to watch Sergio play.

“I looked at the draw actually and thought there is every chance we could get Whitehawk and with Sergio down there, we’ll look forward to that.

“Hopefully, it will be around January 5 or 6 which is when we are trying to sort it out, so we will look forward to seeing Sergio, but I hope he doesn’t play too well.”

All fixtures in the last eight are to be played on or before Wednesday, January 21.

Other ties: Lewes v Eastbourne Borough; Chichester City v Loxwood; Steyning Town or Worthing v Burgess Hill Town or Hastings.