Crawley out to continue good form against Portsmouth

Yusuf Mersin is out to continue Crawley's impressive form against Pompey.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 4:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th October 2018, 10:26 am

Kenny Jackett's side travel to the Broadfield Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy tonight (7.45pm). 

The Blues go into the clash on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Gillingham, which saw them surrender their unbeaten League One start. 

Although the Reds are a division below Pompey, they've proved difficult to beat on their own patch this term.

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Gabriele Cioffi's men have won their past five home games, including a 2-0 triumph over Cambridge on Saturday.

Although Mersin knows Jackett's men are favourites to win the match, he insists Crawley are relishing the battle.

The keeper told his club's website: '˜It was a brilliant result on Saturday and hopefully we can continue our good run of form.

'˜For the players that come in, including me, it's a good test against a really good Portsmouth team and hopefully we'll get the result as well.'

Although the Checkatrade Trophy is much-maligned, it still offers the opportunity of a Wembley appearance in the final.

Because of that, Mersin is adamant Crawley are taking the competition seriously. 

He added: '˜We want to win and continue this run and get through to the next round.

'˜It's a good competition to go through.

'˜Everyone wants to play at Wembley, it's everyone's dream to play at Wembley, so hopefully we get as far as possible.'