Crawley are ready to defy the FA Cup odds - despite a Covid outbreak.

Reds will be without five players and one staff member as they visit Bournemouth in the fourth round.

Boss John Yems has conducted fitness sessions with his depleted squad via Zoom with the stadium and training ground both closed.

But Reds are happy to tackle the Championship high-flyers and have announced the addition of striker Davide Rodari to their squad from non-league Hastings United.

Crawley have not played since beating Leeds 3-0 on January 10 and the squad only returned to training today after further Covid testing.

The Bournemouth tie was called off on Saturday but Crawley are now raring to go.

Yems admits potential injuries are a genuine concern.

He said: "The uncertainty affects everybody and it's put a little dampener on it (the Leeds win).

"You don't know how people are going to come back from something like that.

"It's a bump in the road, but we've got to overcome and just get on with it.

"No-one gives a chance of winning. They've got some big name players, but we'll turn up and give it the best we can."

Rodari has signed on a two-and-a-half year deal with an additional two-year option and is available for the Bournemouth game.

He was born in Switzerland, of Italian and Dutch descent, and played within the academies of Internazionale and Novara in Italy.

In a statement, Crawley said: "The club would like to go on record in thanking Harry Brooke and the medical team for their swift and continually efficient handling of the Covid-19 pandemic within the club."