Cambridge United v Crawley Town preview: U's will be looking for revenge as Reds restart league campaign

Crawley Town play just their second league game of the year on Saturday, as they travel to Cambridge United.
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The Reds have played just one league game this year with that being a win at Bolton right at the start of the month. Since then, the FA Cup and COVID cases at Crawley have seen the Reds not able to play in the league and consequently drop down the table but have games in hand on many teams.

Their opponents Cambridge United are enjoying a brilliant season and are flying high at the top of the league and looking for automatic promotion.

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Cambridge United's Paul MullinCambridge United's Paul Mullin
Cambridge United's Paul Mullin

They were in a similar position when they visited the People’s Pension Stadium where the Reds came from behind and won 2-1, courtesy of goals from Max Watters and Tom Nichols.

The U’s will be looking for revenge at the Abbey Stadium and come into the game in great form, which has pushed them back to top of the league after a bit of blip earlier in the season. Paul Mullin’s goals are imperative to their success, scoring 18 league goals this season, prior to Tuesday’s fixtures. Cambridge have played some very entertaining football this season with them scoring plenty of goals, hence Mullin’s impressive goal tally.

They also have one of the best home records in the league picking up 25 points from 13 games on home soil.

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It’s a tough place for Crawley to go but will be hoping for the same outcome as there was in the reverse fixture. The Reds will also have to hope the five players who have tested positive for COVID test negative before Saturday's game in order to have a fully fit squad ahead of Saturday.

However, Crawley have been excellent recently no matter what squad is fielded and will be looking to push themselves back up in the table, so they put themselves in the best position possible ahead of their games in hand. The fixture list will be congested for Crawley and they will have to utilise their full squad in order to get through their games in hand.

However, if they win all their games in hand the Reds will be in a fantastic position to reach the play-offs and push themselves towards League One.

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