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Gaffer: We Are More Than Capable

28 January 2013

Manager Graham Westley says his Lilywhites side is more than capable of going to Crawley and getting a result on Tuesday night.

Speaking ahead of the Club’s first ever trip to the Sussex side’s Broadfield Stadium, he admitted that the result at Deepdale back in September will be in the forefront of the team’s mind as they look to pick up their second consecutive three league points on the road.

“We owe these,” he told his pre-match press conference. “They came ripped the points out of our hands at Deepdale earlier this season. I thought they deserved the result on the day. 

“They bullied us up front – Alexander was a real handful and through the side they played good football and earned what they got. This is a great opportunity for us to do the same to them.

“They’ve changed personnel in recent days and weeks and they are reshuffling themselves together. Yes, we learnt from the previous game, but they are going to be a different outfit and they will have changed, evolved and developed. 

“It’s a new game to prepare for – both teams have been through a certain amount of change since then and we are looking forward to it.

“It’s a ground I know really well. It’s a really good place to go and play football. It’s a good footballing environment, they are decent fans and we know we will go there and have a good match. 

“On our day we back ourselves against anyone in the league. We need a few things to go in our favour, but we are more than capable of going and getting a result.”

This will be Crawley’s first game since January 12th and the manager believes this is something that must be taken into consideration, but says he is hoping he will not have to make too many changes to his side after the weekend’s point against Coventry.

“They’ll be rusty and rested,” he continued. “No matter how many training games you have, when you don’t play for 17 days ring-rustiness is inevitable, but they will also be rested and these are factors that will be in my thoughts.

“There are a couple of knocks for us. A couple of lads are being tested before we travel, but fingers crossed they will be okay.”

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