Robbie Collins is not the only Crawley player hoping to catch the talent scouts' eye.

Defender Ben Judge has been the Dr Martens League title-chasers most consistent player since he joined from Croydon at the end of October.

And while the pro clubs' spies have been flocking to Broadfield Stadium to check on Collins in recent weeks, Judge, too, will have doubtless made an impression.

The 24-year-old nearly got his big break last summer, but after trials with Wolves, Cambridge and Oxford were cut short when the three clubs changed their managers a three-week spell with Torquay was aborted after Judge strained medial knee ligaments.

Now he believes he is playing his best football for a couple of years and has formed an effective partnership with Lee Doherty and, more recently, fit-again Keith Sharman at the heart of the defence.

Judge has helped Crawley open up a four point lead at the top of the premier division which they protect against one of their promotion rivals Weymouth in Dorset tomorrow.

Judge said: "I've got no regrets about coming to Crawley, the move has worked out really well for me.

"Playing with better players has helped me improve and at the moment I'm playing my best football for a couple of years."

Albion and Wimbledon were the latest clubs to run the rule over Collins who came off the bench to help inspire Crawley's 2-1 win over Merthyr in their last game a week ago.

"I think all players at this level have ambitions to become a pro," added Judge. "It was a shame for me when I got injured last summer and the Torquay thing fell through.

"There have been a lot of scouts going along to watch Robbie, but they might like the look of some of the other players as well. It can't do any harm that the side are doing so well because it creates extra interest in the club."

Judge will again partner Sharman against Weymouth as Reds bid to avenge their 2-0 FA Cup defeat there earlier in the season.

Striker Warren Bagnall is confident he will have recovered from a troublesome groin problem and manager Billy Smith has confirmed he will play if he is fit.

Dave Harlow is likely to start in midfield at the expense of Jimmy Dack whom Smith feels needs more games to build up his fitness.

Smith said: "Jimmy had quite a bad knee injury and I think I've brought him back too soon. He needs two or three reserve games to build up his fitness.

"But he will play a big part for us this season. He has got championship-winning experience and that will be very handy at the end of the season."

Eastbourne Borough coach Nick Greenwood rates illness-hit Darren Baker as only 50-50 for the eastern division trip to Fisher trip. Key defender Stuart Tuck is also doubtful with a back injury.