Crawley dedicate victory to Bulman

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CRAWLEY Town dedicated their win against Notts County to skipper Dannie Bulman after learning he will be out for longer than first feared.

Bulman suffered a fractured cheekbone in the Boxing Day defeat to MK Dons.

The club initially said he would be out for up to three weeks but Bulman is now expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

He has four fractures in his cheek and had an operation on Sunday.

Crawley boss John Gregory and his players visited the 34-year-old at his home yesterday morning to cheer him up.

Gregory said: “We dedicated that win to Dannie Bulman who unfortunately couldn't be with us and is not likely to feature for quite a considerable time.

“We went to see him this morning and his face is still very swollen from the injury at the weekend.

“We went out there and wanted to try to win for Dannie. “It is not often he is not on the field with us so that one was for him. It was a good three points and we are all delighted.”

Mark Connolly scored the only goal of the game but Crawley could have won by a lot bigger margin as they peppered the visitors' goal in the second half.

Gregory said: “It was the most one-sided 1-0 you have ever seen in your left. We had 20 shots at goal and only scored one but you have to say their goalkeeper played particularly well.”

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