Crawley boss warned his players not to celebrate at half-time in play-offs

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The Crawley boss was quick to nip any premature celebrations in the bud

Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey told his players not to overly celebrate ‘at half-time’ in the play-off clash with MK Dons.

Despite their dominant position heading to the second leg at Stadium MK, leading 3-0, Lindsey warned not to get too far ahead of themselves by daring to dream the tie is over.

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Goals from Liam Kelly, Jay Williams and Ronan Darcy put the Red Devils firmly in control of the tie though,

He said: “I know they wanted me to but there’s no way in a million years I was going to do that because it’s half-time and I am not celebrating tonight and I have told the players not to celebrate tonight.

“It is a pretty good first half and we are delighted with our performance and of course the result but there is still a lot to do. We have given ourselves a really good chance now but we have to remain professional, recover properly and prepare properly for what’s going to be a really tough game at their place on Saturday.

“I am really pleased, I thought we played well. I thought we scored some really good goals and I thought we had a real energy about us tonight but we are only at half time and we have to be respectful of that and respectful of them because they are a really good side.

“We knew it was going to be a very tactical game because their manager is a good coach and they are a really good side, we have just got to remain professional and humble because it’s not done yet.”

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