Crawley Town V Chelmsford at Broadfield Stadium : Match Preview

30 November 2012 04:01
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Changes expected for Reds

Crawley manager Richie Barker could ring the changes when his side host non-league Chelmsford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Barker hit out at his team's lack of desire following their 2-0 loss to Crewe last Saturday, which saw the Red Devils' winless streak extend to six games.

Chelsea loanee Connor Clifford, who made his debut as an 85th minute substitute in that defeat, could come into the starting XI at the expense of Mike Jones.

Sergio Torres and on-loan Peterborough forward Nicky Ajose are also vying for promotion from the substitutes' bench to the first XI.

Elsewhere, defender Mark Connolly is expected to make his third consecutive start in Barker's back-line as he continues to fill in for the injured Claude Davis.

Joe Walsh misses out as he serves the final match of his three-game suspension for the straight red card he received in the draw with Walsall.

Chelmsford boss Glenn Pennyfather will be without two defenders as his side look to knock another npower League One side out of the FA Cup.

Having disposed of Colchester in the first round the Clarets, backed by over 1000 fans, travel to Crawley looking for another memorable scalp without the suspended Kenny Clark and Nicolas Bondon after red cards against Basingstoke and Dover respectively.

Chelmsford, currently fourth in the Blue Square Bet South, will also be without central midfielder David Bridges through injury but Pennyfather has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.

"We're just going to go out there, enjoy the game and express ourselves," he told the Clarets' official website. "I know the players will give me their best, because they're all honest lads. We've been in the second round for three years in a row now, so maybe this is third time lucky and we'll make it through.

"There's a gulf in league positions at the moment since their meteoric rise thanks to financial backing and the money from their own cup runs. They're now a really top League One side."

Source: PA