On-loan Albion midfielder Teddy Jenks scored the winner as new Crawley Town boss Scott Lindsey got off to a flyer.

Lindsey saw his Reds side beat Salford 3-2 in League Two.

First-half goals from Dom Telford and Dion Conroy put Crawley in control and Jenks’ first for the club on the hour mark made it 3-0 before Salford hit back through Ryan Watson and substitute Matthew Lund.

Jenks produced a brilliantly taken individual goal from the edge of the area after being set up by Aramide Oteh.

He took the ball down on his right foot, shifted it on to his left and curled a shot carefully inside the post.

Crawley’s third win in their last 13 league games lifts them four points clear of the bottom two and Lindsey believes the time spent working with his new players on the training ground was key.

Reds went 26 days without a fixture.

Lindsey said: “The postponements gave me more time to work on the training ground and we were outstanding.

“We were on the front foot, we pressed at the top of the field and were good on the ball as well.

“We’ve got enough goals to get us up the table and we’re making a clear plan of how we want to play.

“It got a bit nervy in the end and I can understand that the anxiousness was due to previous results.”

Lindsey, 50, who quit Swindon after six months to become Crawley’s third permanent manager of the season, is desperate to build a connection with the supporters.

He added: “I went over to the fans at the end.

"I want to have a connection with them.

“I found it difficult in my last job and I don’t know why.”