The former Chelsea youngster is developing a good relationship with the former Northampton Town and Shrewsbury marksman.
And their understanding paid dividends on Saturday by setting up Clifford to score the equaliser for Crawley against Bristol Rovers druing their 1-1 draw in the FA Cup on Saturday with a well-worked move from a pass from Lewis Young which was dummied by James Collins, allowing the ball to roll through to Clifford who then finished.
Clifford said: “Me and Collo have a good relationship on and off the pitch and we work closely together in training. It’s something we work at every day at the training ground.
“He’s a very intelligent player but he is not the quickest - I don’t think he will mind me saying that, so he has to be a couple of yards quicker upstairs.
“It’s always difficult when you go down to ten men, especailly against a team like Bristol Rovers.
“But I felt the lads showed great character and team spirit and if it wasn’t for the Red card we’d have gone on and won.”
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