Luke Rooney gets a rare start as Crawley Town bid to bounce back from consecutive defeats against Dagenham and Redbridge today.

Rooney makes his first league start since September 26 in place of the suspended Simon Walton as one of two changes to the side which went down 3-1 at Carlisle United in their last outing.

The other switch from boss Mark Yates sees on-loan Josh Emmanuel drop to the bench with Roarie Deacon promoted to the starting line-up.

Deacon will play on the right wing in a 4-4-2 formation with Lewis Young dropping into the right-back slot.

Crawley (4-4-2): Flahavan, Young, Yorwerth, Bradley, Hancox; Deacon, Smith, Rooney, Edward; Harold Murphy. Subs: Emmanuel, Preston, Ashton, Barnard, Tomlin, Jenkins, Fenelon.