Proctor starts as Crawley target place in third round

Jamie Proctor has been handed the opportunity to end a 13-game goal drought when Crawley take on Bristol Rovers in a televised FA Cup replay tonight.

Proctor is one of two changes to the Reds side for the second round tie which offers the winners a trip to Birmingham City in the New Year.

The striker has not found the net since giving Crawley an early lead at Sheffield United at the start of October and has not started either game during new manager John Gregory's brief tenure.

Gary Alexander is the man to make way for Proctor despite grabbing a late equaliser against Preston on Saturday.

The other change sees midfielder Andy Drury replace James Hurst as Gregory starts with a 4-4-2 formation rather than the 3-5-2 line-up which backfired so spectacularly on Saturday. Drury impressed when he came on midway through the first half for Hurst against Preston.

Skipper Josh Simpson has still not recovered sufficiently from a hamstring injury so Crawley have named only six of their seven permitted substitutes.

Rovers also make two changes from the team which went down 2-1 at Morecambe in League Two at the weekend.

Matt Harrold and Elliott Richards drop to the bench with Ellis Harrison and Chris Beardsley coming into the starting line-up.

Crawley (4-4-2): P Jones; Connolly, Walsh, McFadzean, Sadler; Adams, Bulman, Drury, Clarke; Sinclair, Proctor. Subs: Maddison, Hurst, Torres, M Jones, Smith, Alexander.

Bristol Rovers (4-5-1): Mildenhall; Smith, Lockyer, Parkes, Brown; Harrison, Clarke, Clarkson, O'Toole, Norburn; Beardsley. Subs: Harrold, Richards, Harding, Gough, Santos, Keary, Southway.


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