Crawley Town will look to go into tonight’s sold-out friendly at home to Crystal Palace with all guns blazing, writes Nick Park.

The South Londoners are an excellent side who finished 11th in the Premier League, fielding a vast array of internationals throughout their squad.

Wilfried Zaha, their talisman and leader, will be hoping he gets on the scoresheet.

On the last occasion, in 2011, when Crawley crossed swords with Palace in a competitive affair during the League Cup, Zaha grabbed a brace. He will be hoping to improve on his tally this Wednesday.

Crawley need to give their visitors the utmost respect.

Scott Lindsey’s men only just survived in League Two fighting off a relegation battle.

If they clinch victory or perform well, this would put the Sussex side on a wonderful platform.

It would give their confidence a massive boost leading into the forthcoming season.

With James Tilley venturing on to pastures new, it is time for Crawley to prove what their current crop of players can achieve.

Tonight’s game might be a wonderful stage for the recent signing from Rochdale, Liam Kelly, to set the encounter alight.

Or will we witness Klaidi Lolos, the fledging who was part of the Crystal Palace academy?

He may want to highlight it was a mistake to let him go.

We could even see Luca Ashby-Hammond, on loan from Fulham, preventing the ball from flying into the back of the net.

It could even be one of the regular faithful, who will perform heroics for Crawley. We will just have to wait and see.