CRAWLEY ‘MAKING PIGEON STEPS’
SLOW and steady will win the promotion race for Crawley Town, according to Mark Connolly, who believes the Reds are making the pigeon steps required to end the season in the mix.
The 25-year-old defender is in his second spell at the Checkatrade.com Stadium after moving north in 2014 to join Kilmarnock.
He insists promotion back to League One, where he played his two previous seasons with Crawley, is a certainty for the club at some point, but they need to look at the longer term.
“When I signed, I knew I was not going to come in with money being thrown around the place,” he said.
“We are taking small steps at a time and that’s what the club needs right now: security in the league and then look onwards and upwards. When off-thefield things are good, sometimes it makes you feel so good things are then even better on the pitch.”
Connolly’s second season at Kilmarnock was restricted by injury, but he is confident he has grown as a player since his previous spell in West Sussex.
UPBEAT: Mark Connolly