Crawley Town Set For Fight To Keep Key Figure

Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey is attracting interest from both the Championship and League One following his excellent season at the Broadfield Stadium, according to Football Transfers.

The League Two outfit have arguably been one of the surprise packages of the season. They were widely tipped for relegation at the beginning of the campaign, a prediction which was soon made to look foolish.

An excellent start saw them move into the automatic promotion places, prompting the former Swindon Town boss to address the pre-season forecast. They dropped to mid-table following a blip in October, but the Red Devils recovered and eventually secured a play-off berth on the final day with a 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town.

They were drawn against a MK Dons side that were favourites to join Stockport County, Wrexham and Mansfield Town in the third tier next season. However, Lindsey’s side produced a stunning two-legged display, booking a place at Wembley with a record-breaking 8-1 aggregate win.

They take on Crewe Alexandra in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday looking to cap off their excellent season and a place in League One for the first time since 2015.

Having punched above their weight, it is no surprise that the manager has caught the attention of others. According to reports, clubs within the Championship and League One are monitoring his situation. Whereas there is no mention of which teams are considering an approach, there is expected to be a number of changes up and down the country.

Lindsey joined Crawley in January 2023 after opting to leave Swindon. He signed an initial two-and-a-half-year contract which is set to run until 2025. Speaking at the time on his decision to give up a potential promotion battle for a relegation fight, he said:

“When Crawley put the approach in to Swindon, I was immediately excited and wanted to see what it was all about. It was clear to see the plan that Chris (Galley) and the owners have in place and how they want to move the club forward.

“Working with Chris every day will support me, and it is clear to see that this is a progressive club who are only looking to move forward. I look forward to meeting all of the fans on Saturday and getting stuck into the challenge.”

Writer’s View

With the success enjoyed by the West Sussex side this season, it’s easy to see why Lindsey is attracting interest from elsewhere. He has done a phenomenal job at the Red Devils and deserves all the plaudits he is getting.

Beating Crewe on Sunday would be the icing on the cake. He and his team will be full of confidence following their demolition of MK Dons in the semi-final and it would represent a huge achievement to guide Crawley into League One. Doing so may see him stay at the club, although you would be forgiven for thinking he may be tempted by a fresh challenge if they fail to achieve promotion.

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