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Stat Attack: Notts County hope to continue revival against Crawley Town


Notts County have met Crawley Town 12 times over the years.

Notts wins: 7
Draw: 2
Crawley: 3

Last season, Notts won 1-0 at the Broadfield Stadium with Jorge Grant scoring the only goal of the game. Crawley won the return game 2-1 at Meadow Lane.

Before the 2-1 loss in January of this year, Notts notched up 5 wins in a row against Crawley, doing the double over the Red Devils in 2015-16 and 2016-17.


Crawley have started well under new manager Gabrielle Cioffi - the Italian was assistant to Gianfranco Zola during the latter’s time managing Birmingham City.

They have won 2 of the 3 games under his stewardship, beating Morecambe and Yeovil at home, but losing 1-0 away at Forest Green.

Notts finally picked up their first win of the season at home to Crewe on Saturday. Since Kewell’s appointment, the defence has looked a lot more structured and the team has down well in attacking phases.

Seasons in each division

Division 1 (or Premier League): 0
Division 2 (or Championship): 0
Division 3 (or League One): 3
Division 4 (or League Two): 4
Non-League: 60


Crawley have spent most of their time in Non-League before being promoted to the football league for the first time in 2011.

They reached prominence after getting to the 5th round of the FA Cup in both 2011 and 2012.

The club almost came close to folding in 2006 due to huge debts but were rescued at the last hour. It is around this time, the club were in financial disarray and had a 3-point deduction in 2005-06, 10-point deduction in 2006-07 and a 6-point deduction in 2007-08.

Team news

Notts are set to be without captain Richard Duffy again as new boss Harry Kewell faces former club Crawley for the first time since leaving the Broadfield Stadium.

Duffy is still struggling with a hamstring strain so forward Jon Stead is in line to keep the captain's armband for Tuesday's League Two clash.

Nathan Thomas is pushing for a start after returning from a foot injury as a late substitute on Saturday while David Vaughan has overcome a calf problem.

However, Ben Hall remains out with a groin injury.

Rob Milsom, whose loan move from Crawley becomes a permanent deal in January, is able to play.

For Crawley, Joe McNerney and Mark Connolly are back in contention following suspension - the defenders missed Saturday's 3-1 win at Yeovil Town as they served their respective one-match bans.

Gabriele Cioffi could decide to start Ashley Nathaniel-George, who responded to being dropped at the weekend by coming off the bench to put the Reds 2-1 up.

Midfielder Jimmy Smith will miss the rest of the season after knee surgery.

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