Attack-minded rivals set to entertain
Date published: 26 September 2013
SERGIO Torres knows what it’s like to have a ding-dong battle with Steve Evans — as so Athletic after their last away trip.
Torres, tells a tale in his autobiography that will ring true with Latics boss Lee Johnson.
“I was playing well during the first half,” says the former Peterborough man, brought to Crawley by Evans in the summer of 2010.
“I took a shot with my left foot from just outside the box, but I hit it wrong and the manager starting yelling at me like mad. At half-time he came over and with an ugly look on his face yelled: ‘What are you thinking shooting from there? Who do you think you are?’”
When he asked Evans if he disliked him, Torres was given a hug and told he was loved.
So much so the Scot tried to sign him again at the end of last year, much to the displeasure of current Crawley boss Richie Barker.
Maybe Johnson and his managerial counterpart can exchange war stories on Evans prior to kick-off at the Broadfield Stadium on Saturday.
A goal-laden game could be on the cards. Four matches at the Broadfield Stadium have brought with them 15 goals.
Athletic have cracked in a dozen on their travels already, and there exists a line of thought that the raw pace within the side is well suited to getting in behind teams pushing forward at home.
Johnson’s men will have to be wary of men like Emile Sinclair. The striker, recently bought from Peterborough, scored on his full debut last week to earn Town a point in a 1-1 draw at Colchester.
Barker’s men boast the confidence a run of four wins brings...
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