John Gregory believes Crawley’s opening day win at Barnsley could have been more emphatic.

The much-changed Reds enjoyed a 1-0 victory thanks to Izale McLeod’s header nine minutes from time.

They had a chance to double their advantage soon after but substitute Charles Banya failed to make the most of a good opportunity.

Crawley also had the better of the first half, in terms of chances.

Manager Gregory said: “It was a great start, I’m delighted with it. It was totally justified.

“I’m disappointed it probably wasn’t at least one more. Little Charlie had a header which would have made it more of a realistic result.

“Even when it was 11 versus 11 in the first half, I was really pleased with the way we played in the first half, so much so I didn’t want to get too carried away at half-time with the players because we had a big shift to do in the second half.

“The boys have given everything. We have had 17 signings and they have all got together really well, backed each other up all over the pitch.”