New boy Reece Grego-Cox has been backed to make a name for himself at Crawley.

Reds open their League Two season at Cheltenham tomorrow with several new faces on board.

Ollie Palmer is expected to lead the attack with experienced ex-Albion man Romain Vincelot a key man in defence.

But defender Mark Connolly believes the more unsung Grego-Cox will also be one to watch.

The former Woking forward set up Palmer to score in last Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw at home to Roeselare.

Connolly said: “He works tirelessly every day “He doesn’t give defenders a moment of peace.

“I don’t really like playing against him in training!

“He’s good on the ball, he’s a good all round player and he’s a good lad.

“He’s a player other teams will be looking at.

“I think he will do very well this season.”

Reds finished 14th last season and the bookies see them as relegation candidates rather than play-off contenders in the coming campaign.

But they could be left red-faced after a busy summer at the Broadfield Stadium.

Connolly said: “We are looking to be in the top half if not the play-offs.

“We can’t be looking to just stay up or be in mid-table.

“Recruitment this summer has been top class.

“It’s an exciting time and exciting to see those types of players come into the dressing rom.

“There’s no reason why we can’t be up there challenging.”

Cheltenham lost six of their final seven games last term and have since seen 23-goal striker Mohamed Eisa go to Bristol City.