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OPPOSITION GUIDE: CRAWLEY TOWN

18 October 2019

Gary Bowyer's Bantams go in search of their third-straight victory tomorrow, hosting Crawley Town. 

The Red Devils enter off the back of a victory, last weekend, and currently sit 9th in Sky Bet League Two. 

With action set to get underway from 3.00pm, we have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on tomorrow’s visitors...

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The People's Pension Stadium side have strengthened with 13 new additions in the summer transfer window, with a further 10 outgoings. 

Ins: Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town), Bez Lubala (Birmingham City), Ngemba Michael Luyambula (Birmingham City, loan), Alfie Jones (MK Dons), Jordan Tunnicliffe (AFC Fylde), Josh Cogley (Birmingham City, loan), Jack Powell (Maidstone), George Forrest (AFC Hornchurch), Nathan Ferguson (Dulwich Hamlet), Denzeil Boadu (unassigned), Jamie Sendles-White (unassigned), Gyliano van Velzen (unassigned), Mason Bloomfield (Norwich City, loan). 

Outs: Ricky German (Hemel Hempstead, loan), Yusuf Mersin (Dover Athletic), Ibrahim Meite (Woking, loan), George Forrest (Leiston, loan), Bondz N'Gala (Ebbsfleet United), Dominic Poleon (Newport County), Jimmy Smith (Yeovil Town, loan), Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic, loan), Jack Powell (Aldershot Town, loan), Josh Payne (Ebbsfleet United, loan). 

ONES TO WATCH

Bez Lubala: 

Lubala has been on red-hot form so far, this season, netting seven goals for Gabriele Cioffi's men. 

A pacey 21-year-old, Lubala is on loan from Birmingham City, who he joined in 2014. 

Jordan Tunnicliffe:  

A defender, Tunnicliffe began his youth career at West Bromwich Albion, before graduating from the Nike Academy. 

The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils during the summer, after a successful spell at AFC Fylde. 

Reece Grego-Cox:

A striker, Grego-Cox has been capped 20 times by the Republic of Ireland, at youth level. 

The 22-year-old is a product of Queens Park Rangers' academy and signed for Crawley in the summer of 2018. 

Ollie Palmer: 

A towering striker, Palmer Carries a wealth of EFL experience having turned out for the likes of Mansfield Town, Leyton Orient and Lincoln City. 

The 27-year-old began his career at Woking and has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Crawley, since the beginning of last season. 

THE MANAGER

Gabriele Cioffi has held the hot seat at Crawley since September 2018. 

The Italian enjoyed a long playing career as a defender, representing the likes of Torino and Capri. 

The 44-year-old began his managerial career at Gavorrano and worked alongside Gianfranco Zola at Birmingham City. 

THE CAPTAIN

Experienced defender Lewis Young is in his sixth season at Crawley, having joined the club from Bury in 2014. 

The 30-year-old full-back began his career at Premier League Watford as a product of the Hornets' academy. 

His former clubs also include Northampton Town, Burton Albion, Yeovil Town, and Aldershot Town.

LAST TIME OUT

The Red Devils came from behind to record a late 2-1 victory at home to Colchester United, in Sky Bet League Two, last weekend. 

Crawley Town 2 (Reece Grego-Cox 55', Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield 80')

Colchester United 1 (Luke Prosser 35')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday October 12th 2019

Attendance: 2,636

Crawley: Glenn Morris; Lewis Young (c), Jordan Tunnicliffe, Thomas Dallison-Lisbon, Josh Doherty (booked 23'); Panutche Camara, Nathan Ferguson (booked 43'), Tarryn Allarakhia (Ashley Nathaniel-George 65'), Reece Grego-Cox (Gyliano van Velzen 90+1'); Bez Lubala, Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield. Subs (not used): Ngemba Michael Luyambula (GK), Denzeil Boadu, Brian Galach, Dannie Bulman, Jamie Sendles-White. 

Tickets for tomorrow’s clash are still on sale and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium or by CLICKING HERE.


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