Crawley v Morecambe preview

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The Shrimps travel to promotion-chasers Crawley tonight (Wednesday, February 22), who are looking for a second successive promotion.


Steve Evans. Controversial and outspoken boss is aiming to guide his side to a second consecutive promotion after winning the Conference championship last season.

One to watch

Tyrone Barnett. After the departure of top scorer Matt Tubbs to Bournemouth, former Macclesfield man Barnett will need to continue form that has seen him score 15 goals in all competitions so far this season.


Shrimps’ 6-0 win over the Red Devils at the Globe Arena in September was the first time the sides had met since 2007. The game is the high point and low point respectively for both sides so far this season.


Crawley’s run to the fifth round of the FA Cup was ended by Stoke on Sunday. Lost 3-0 to fellow promotion chasers Swindon last time out in League 2, their first loss in six league games.

Possible line-up

Gilmartin, Howell, Mills, McFadzean, Davis, Torres, Simpson, Neilson, Bulman, Watt, Barnett.