LiveCrawley Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers RECAP: Reds fall short in tight battle against League Two high-flyers

Crawley Town defender Jordan Tunnicliffe has returned after a long-term injury to face high-flying Tranmere Rovers this afternoon (Saturday, January 22).

Crawley Town defender Jordan Tunnicliffe started for the first time since the opening day of the season against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday (January 22). Photo: Cory Pickford
Crawley Town defender Jordan Tunnicliffe started for the first time since the opening day of the season against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday (January 22). Photo: Cory Pickford

John Yems has made two changes to the side which lost 2-1 at Stevenage on Tuesday night, with Jack Payne dropping to the bench and Nick Tsaroulla replacing Ashley Nadesan.

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The midweek result was Crawley's first loss of 2022 and they will be hoping for a return to winning ways today.

However, it won't be easy up against a Tranmere side, which sits second in the league.

Stay tuned for live match updates.

Crawley Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers RECAP: Reds fall short in tight battle against League Two high-flyers

Last updated: Saturday, 22 January, 2022, 16:58

(3) A positive start for Crawley with some confident passing.

Archie Davies just went down outside the box after a lovely give-and-go with Sam Matthews but shouts for a free-kick were waved away.

(1) Crawley captain George Francomb takes the kick-off and we're underway!

New defensive line-up

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Crawley Town return to The People’s Pension Stadium for only the second time this year as they face up to one of the most inform teams in the league in Tranmere Rovers.

The big team news for Crawley is that Jordan Tunnicliffe starts for the first time since the opening day of the season. He suffered injuries to his ankle and knee.

His return will come as a big boost to John Yems’, whose side has been plagued by injury all season.

Jack Payne drops to the bench and Nick Tsaroulla has replaced Ashley Nadesan as Crawley make two changes from the midweek defeat at Stevenage.

Crawley: Glenn Morris, Archie Davies, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Tony Craig, Joel Lynch, Nick Tsaroulla, George Francomb, Jack Powell, Sam Matthews, James Tilley, Tom Nichols.

Subs: Taylor Seymour, Jack Payne, Mark Marshall, Tyler Frost, Reece Grego-Cox, Ashley Nadesan

Good afternoon Reds fans!

It’s a cold but dry afternoon at The People’s Pension Stadium, where Crawley Town will be facing high-flying Tranmere Rovers in 45 minutes.

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