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Dean Saunders backed to make signings for Crawley Town

28 December 2014

Crawley Town's new interim manager Dean Saunders is looking forward to winning games after launching his spell in charge with a goalless home draw against Colchester United.

The former Wales international, 50, is back in football on a temporary basis after John Gregory was forced to step down due to medical reasons.

Gregory, 60, will have major heart surgery early in January and Saunders is relishing the opportunity of reviving Crawley's fortunes having been out of work since being sacked by Wolves in April 2013.

Patched-up Crawley, without a win in 11 league and cup games, were fortunate to escape with a point against Colchester as the visitors were denied by the woodwork on four occasions.

Saunders said: "We need a bit of surgery but the board have assured me that they will back me and I need to add a few quality players.

"I've got to use my contacts. I took Doncaster to the top of League 1 and I need to bring players in.

"Crawley have not been on the slide for long, with a couple of additions and my enthusiasm hopefully we'll win some games.

"We've only five wins from 23 games and I've got to improve that. John Gregory rang me and asked me to help and I'll do my best."

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