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Reds sign another to fuel play-off hopes

The Argus: Matt Harrold celebrates a goal for Bristol Rovers Matt Harrold celebrates a goal for Bristol Rovers

Boss John Gregory believes he has the strikeforce to challenge for the play-offs this season after completing the signing of Matt Harrold.

Harrold became the third forward to join Reds this summer along with Gavin Tomlin and Izale McLeod after arriving on a free transfer from Bristol Rovers yesterday.

Crawley were the fourth lowest goalscorers in League One last season with only 48 in 46 games but still managed to finish 14th in the table.

Gregory claims the absence of a proven goalscorer was the main reason Reds failed to finish in the top six but is confident that will not be an issue next season.

The Reds boss said: “In the last four years, Matt has averaged a goal every 2.9 games which is a very impressive statistic. Izale is averaging a goal every 2.3 games so between them statistically we have two very good strikers.

“Scoring goals was our main problem last season but if we had had Izale and Matt we would have got in the play-offs, no question.”

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9:13am Sat 28 Jun 14

rolivan says...

I thought this was the Albion Site?
I thought this was the Albion Site? rolivan
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9:14am Sat 28 Jun 14

mikeygit says...

Sorry--I know Crawley are in our area but this IS the ALBION site!!!
Sorry--I know Crawley are in our area but this IS the ALBION site!!! mikeygit
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9:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on.
Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on. Mayfield sweeper
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11:57am Sat 28 Jun 14

The Phantom says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on.
You serious - a natural goalscorer......a goal every 2.9 games at a very low level (Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury, Wycombe, Southend hardly supports that. A 29 year old journeyman who might do an o.k. job for Crawley but is hardly going to set the world alight. Statistics such as those being quoted by Gregory only tell part of the story.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on.[/p][/quote]You serious - a natural goalscorer......a goal every 2.9 games at a very low level (Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury, Wycombe, Southend hardly supports that. A 29 year old journeyman who might do an o.k. job for Crawley but is hardly going to set the world alight. Statistics such as those being quoted by Gregory only tell part of the story. The Phantom
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12:17am Sun 29 Jun 14

cybergu11y says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on.
I have read enough of your comments to last a lifetime. If you were a true supporter you would not find every excuse to complain. Go back to smellhurst. Your time here is done.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Really this is a player the Albion should have taken a punt on, clearly a natural scorer scored stacks of goals who could step up to the championship. But no we've lost out to Crawley, we need to be more alert to what is going on.[/p][/quote]I have read enough of your comments to last a lifetime. If you were a true supporter you would not find every excuse to complain. Go back to smellhurst. Your time here is done. cybergu11y
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