2015–16 Crawley Town F.C. season

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Crawley Town
2015–16 season
Chairman
  • Dave Pottinger (until 9th March)
  • Ziya Eren (from 9th March)
Manager
Stadium Broadfield Stadium
FA Cup OUT - First Round
vs Luton Town
League Cup OUT – Second Round
vs Peterborough United
League Trophy OUT – Third Round
vs Southend United
Highest home attendance 4,003
vs Portsmouth F.C.
Lowest home attendance 1,543
vs Dagenham

The 2015–16 season will be Crawley Town's 120th season in their history and their first season back in League Two since being relegated from League One the previous season.[1] Along with League Two, the club will also compete in the FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 DF England Joe McNerney Woking Free transfer [2]
1 July 2015 MF England Simon Walton Stevenage Free transfer [3]
1 July 2015 MF England Luke Rooney Ebbsfleet United Free transfer [4]
1 July 2015 FW England Shamir Fenelon Brighton & Hove Albion Free transfer [5]
8 July 2015 DF England Jon Ashton Stevenage Free transfer [6]
27 July 2015 FW England Lee Barnard Southend United Free transfer [7]
27 July 2015 MF England Roarie Deacon Stevenage Free transfer [7]
29 July 2015 GK Wales Callum Preston Birmingham City Free transfer [8]
7 August 2015 DF Belgium Bryan van den Bogaert Royal Antwerp Free transfer [9]
17 September 2015 MF England Ross Jenkins Watford Free transfer [10]

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 MF England Blair Anderson Basford United Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF England Charles Banya Maidstone United Released [11] [lower-alpha 1]
1 July 2015 FW England John Cofie Wrexham F.C. Released [11] [lower-alpha 2]
1 July 2015 DF England Ryan Dickson Yeovil Town Nominal [14]
1 July 2015 MF Jamaica Marvin Elliott - Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF England Bradley Issacs - Released [11]
1 July 2015 GK Denmark Brian Jensen Mansfield Town [lower-alpha 3] Free transfer [11]
1 July 2015 DF England Dean Leacock Whitehawk F.C. Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF England Dean Morgan U.S. Ancona 1905 Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF Canada Emmett O'Connor - Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF England Ryan Richefond Loxwood F.C. Released [11]
1 July 2015 MF England Josh Simpson Plymouth Argyle [lower-alpha 4] Free transfer [11]\
1 July 2015 DF Wales Joe Walsh Milton Keynes Dons Undisclosed [17]
1 July 2015 MF Central African Republic Kelly Youga - Released [11]
22 August 2015 FW England Izale McLeod Notts County Undisclosed [18]
  1. Following Banya's release, he joined Maidstone United on November 2015[12]
  2. Following Cofie's release, he later joined Wrexham F.C. on November 2015, on non-contract terms[13]
  3. Following Jensen's release on 10 June 2015, he later joined Mansfield Town on 24 June 2015.[15]
  4. Following Simpson's release on 10 June 2015, he later joined Plymouth Argyle on 6 July 2015.[16]

Loans in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
29 July 2015 GK England Freddie Woodman Newcastle United 2 January 2016 [19]
31 July 2015 DF Northern Ireland Liam Donnelly Fulham 27 August 2015 [20][lower-alpha 1]
20 August 2015 DF England Christian Scales Crystal Palace 2 January 2016 [22]
17 September 2015 FW Republic of Ireland Rhys Murphy Oldham Athletic 19 December 2015 [23]
29 September 2015 DF Wales Josh Yorwerth Ipswich Town 25 October 2015 [24]
  1. Donnelly's loan was extended on 28 August 2015, until 2 January 2016.[21]

Loans out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
29 August 2015 FW Republic of Ireland Shamir Fenelon Whitehawk 26 September 2015 [25]

Competitions

Pre-season friendlies

On 5 May 2015, Crawley Town announced a friendly against Brighton & Hove Albion on 22 July 2015.[26] On 6 May 2015, Crawley added a trip to Burgess Hill Town on 15 July 2015 as part of their pre-season schedule.[27] On 12 May 2015, Crawley Town announced a third friendly, they will visit Maidstone United on 25 July 2015.[28] On 27 May 2015, Crawley Town announced another two friendlies against Reading[29] and Nuneaton Town.[30] A day later the club confirmed Fulham will visit on 18 July 2015.[31] On 16 June 2015, Crawley Town announced they will visit Whitehawk during pre-season.[32]

League Two

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 52 67 −15 48
19 Yeovil Town 46 11 15 20 43 59 −16 48
20 Crawley Town 46 13 8 25 45 78 −33 47
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 69 91 −22 46
22 Newport County 46 10 13 23 43 64 −21 43
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches

On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[33]

August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April

League Cup

On 16 June 2015, the first round draw was made, Crawley Town were drawn away against Peterborough United.[34]

Football League Trophy

On 5 September 2015, the second round draw was shown live on Soccer AM and drawn by Charlie Austin and Ed Skrein. Crawley are to host Southend United.[35]

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