CRAW­LEY ‘MAK­ING PI­GEON STEPS’

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Ben Baker

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

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