Gregory wants more from Proctor

John Gregory wants Jamie Proctor to produce for 90 minutes after he stepped off the bench to score in Crawley's 2-1 loss to Bradford.

Before the match there was a minute's silence for the 56 people who lost their lives in the Valley Parade fire 29 years ago.

After an uneventful first half Bradford went in front after 50 minutes when Nathan Doyle found Aaron Mclean with a chipped pass over the visitors' defence and the striker scored with shot into the corner from 10 yards.

The goal came less than a minute after Crawley had almost taken the lead after the home defence had struggled to clear Gwion Edwards' corner - Jon McLaughlin managed to block Kyle McFadzean's shot before grabbing the ball at the second attempt.

Crawley equalised after 66 minutes through substitute Jamie Proctor following a misunderstanding between McLaughlin and substitute defender Carl McHugh.

McFadzean made a timely interception in his own half before finding Proctor with a through pass and, when McHugh left the ball to the advancing McLaughlin, Proctor nipped in between the two Bradford players to score with a smart lob from just outside the penalty area.

The match looked set to end in a draw before Thompson scored the winner with a close-range header from skipper Gary Jones' corner in the 85th minute.

Gregory was full of praise for Proctor's contribution.

He said: "Substitutions can be very important when you are selecting your team.

"I hope Jamie doesn't get used to that sort of role. He can play some of his best football over 30 minutes, but he has got to produce over 90 minutes.

"After we fell behind I thought about putting Jamie on to play up front alongside Matt Tubbs and he scored a smartly-taken goal.

"We were comfortable at 1-1 and we had numerous chances to score a second goal.

"I thought we deserved at least a point, but there are no hard luck stories about where we finish this season.

"We have got to do better next season, particularly away from home.

"We particularly need to improve away from home against teams in the lower half of the league. These are the places where we have got to win.

"Going to Rotherham, Leyton Orient and MK Dons I don't have to say very much, but it is against teams in the bottom half of the table that we have a terrible record."