• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 03 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
Home team Score Away team

Met Police


Crawley Town

Alan Tait 83
Josh Simpson 36
Billy Clarke 69

Met Police v Crawley Town preview

Friday 2nd November 2012 11:30

Hope Akpan: Suspended for Crawley

Hope Akpan: Suspended for Crawley

Team news ahead of Saturday's FA Cup first-round clash between Met Police and Crawley Town at Imber Court.

Crawley are without the suspended Hope Akpan.

Akpan starts a four-match ban after receiving his second red card of the season during the 1-1 draw with Oldham last weekend.

Loan duo Nicky Ajose and Jonathan Forte, borrowed from Peterborough and Southampton respectively, have been denied permission to play in the competition by their parent clubs.

But boss Richie Barker has received a boost as Tottenham have cleared defender Nathan Byrne to take part in the game.

Joe Walsh is back in training following a hamstring injury picked up last month and will be given a fitness test ahead of the game.

Shaun Cooper is nearing full fitness after missing six weeks with a groin injury, but the defender is unlikely to play any part.