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Chris Hutchings on Coventry Clash

18 August 2014

Club News

Chris Hutchings on Coventry Clash

18 August 2014

Reds Assistant Manager Chris Hutchings met with the press ahead of tomorrow night's match at Coventry City.

Firstly reflecting on Saturday's 2-1 victory at Crewe, Hutchings said, "Getting that first win is always important.

"It's going to be a tough, tough league. Crawley have had two league wins and a  cup win - credit to them.

"We're looking to build for the future. We're looking for those who are hungry for success and want to improve that just don't want to come for the ride.

"Our application and dedication has got to be right up there.

"These players have got to want to learn. They need to show an enthusiasm and a will to get better."

Midfielders James Bailey and Keith Treacy were the only concerns from Saturday's match, as Hutchings explained, "They should be alright. They're two examples of not having done much of pre-season with us.

"They're playing a bit of catch-up. Hopefully they'll be okay.

"If you look at Kane (Hemmings), he got injured in a practice match that we held ourselves. Young George Smith is injured too, so it's for others to pick the gauntlet up.

"Look at young James Bree, he's come into the first-team fold and done exceptionally well.

"Ross (Turnbull) is coming along, he's okay. He's training nicely and may be available for the weekend. We'll monitor him in the morning from what he's done today. But Adam's (Davies) done great. He's the man with the shirt and it's for others to get it off him. Young (Christian) Dibble's doing well too so the competition is healthy.

"We've got a tough game at Coventry and they come thick and fast. There are no easy games, but we're focussed on ourselves. We are aware of what they can do to us so we'll try and exploit their weaknesses and play to our strengths."

The Reds travel to Northampton's Sixfields Stadium to take on Coventry City - who have won one and lost two of their opening three fixtures so far this season.

"We're aware of the formations they can play and our old boy Jim (O'Brien) who'll be playing against us," he continued.

"Winning breeds confidence and the players look forward to the next game after a win. We go into it with a lot of confidence and hopefully we can get the right result."

Finally, speaking of the recent departure of Danny Rose to Bury on a three-year deal, Hutchings added, "We wish him all the very, very best," added Hutchings. "He's a good lad and I'm sure he'll do well for himself. Everybody wants to play - that's what it's all about. You train all week and want to play at the end of it."

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