Harry Kewell says this afternoon's 2-0 win over Mansfield was a perfect performance for the late Dermot Drummy.

The match was Reds' first game at the Checkatrade Stadium since ex-boss Drummy, 56, died last Monday.

Drummy was in charge of Crawley last season, but was dismissed by the club in May.

Kewell, his successor, said after the win: "Dermot was a good man and for the players to put on a performance like this for him is fantastic.

“A lot of the players that knew him loved him, and it was important to put in a good performance. It was perfect.”

The mood in the dressing room has also taken a hit since Drummy died.

Striker Ibrahim Meite, who was on target for the second goal, said: "I think it affected a lot of players. Some have known him from 14.

"I could see it on some of the players' faces.

"I am happy that we managed to get the three points on a day like this."

Drummy was part of the development set-up at Arsenal and Chelsea before his Crawley tenure.

Heartfelt tributes for Drummy were included in the matchday programme.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "It's very sad. He was very, very much appreciated here.

"He did an excellent job. He was a sensitive man as well, it's difficult to understand what happened."

While at Crawley, Drummy brought ex-Albion winger Dean Cox back to Sussex.

At Chelsea, he coached Seagulls loanee Izzy Brown.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said: "It is a great importance to have people like Dermot, this type of figure to work for Chelsea in football to develop the young players, and for sure this is a big loss.

"My thoughts and those of everyone at the club are with his family."