New signing Omari Coleman is determined to rebuild his career at Crawley.

The striker signed two days before the transfer deadline after being released by League Two club Lincoln City.

The 24-year-old has suffered a frustrating couple of years since becoming a professional at Watford.

He joined the Hornets following a prolific spell in non-league football with Dulwich Hamlet but failed to make a first team appearance.

Coleman moved to Lincoln last summer and again found it hard to make an impact. The closest he got to a League start was being an unused sub six times.

Recent loan spells at Aldershot and Gravesend at least gave him games but he is the first to admit he did not do himself justice.

Coleman is determined to put that right at Reds after agreeing a deal until the end of the season.

He said: "Things have not really been going well for me so I've come here to get my head down and get focussed again.

"I wouldn't put the blame on other teams, it has been down to me. If your head is not right in football, then your football will not go right either.

"I had a little chat with the manager (John Hollins) and he told me to come down here and get my career back on track which is what I'm aiming to do. I'm a confident person and I believe I can progress at Crawley."

Coleman has warned his new club not to fall into the same FA Trophy trap as his last one.

He was playing for Gravesend when they suffered a shock second round exit against Dr Martens eastern division outfit Boreham Wood last month.

Reds face Boreham Wood in the last 16 at Broadfield Stadium tomorrow and Coleman says they must not be complacent.

Coleman, who is cup-tied, said: "This is a game when you are just waiting for a slip-up because if our players are too casual then anything can happen. That is what happened to Gravesend. We were a better team than Boreham Wood but they had the fire in their belly.

"Boreham Wood were a very impressive and very strong side but, from what I have seen, Crawley, should have no trouble if they have the right approach."

Reds are rightfully favourites because they are three divisions above the Hertfordshire club but the momentum is with the underdogs.

Boreham Wood have lost just once in their last 25 games and top their division. By contrast, Crawley are second from bottom in the Conference following three successive league defeats.

And Reds fans will not need reminding of the humiliating defeat against Ryman League Braintree in the FA Cup earlier this season which cost former boss Francis Vines his job.

Manager John Hollins said: "We are expected to win so that is what we will do."