CRAWLEY boss Scott Lindsey believes ‘the Gods are shining’ on his side in their bid for the League Two play-offs.

The Reds are ninth in the race for the top seven after a 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Stockport on Monday, a point behind AFC Wimbledon in the final play-off spot.

Antoni Sarcevic headed the visitors in front just after the hour mark but Klaidi Lolos ran through to drag Crawley level seven minutes from time.

The Sussex side are now a point ahead of 11th-placed Newport County AFC with a game in hand, with the sides set to clash at Rodney Parade on Bank Holiday Monday, April 1.

Manager Lindsey admitted the Crawley were frustrated to only draw with the second-placed Hatters at Broadfield Stadium, but they have only lost one of their last eight.

The former Swindon boss said: “The overriding feeling is a bit flat because we knew we’d be in the play-offs had we won.

“But to come back against a really strong side like Stockport, a side who are going to get promoted, and to take points in both matches we’ve played against them makes me proud.”

Crawley are only a point outside the play-off places and Lindsey still believes they are in a good position.

He added: “If you look at the table, the Gods are shining on us at the moment. We’re in the best position of all the teams who want to get in the play-offs.”

Greece-born Lolos has now scored in his last three games and Lindsey believes he is the type of player he needs to keep on the pitch for as long as possible.

He explained: “Lolos had a quiet night but I know even when he’s not playing at his best he has that threat to make things happen and it was a great finish.”

Stockport boss Dave Challinor was disappointed that they failed to cut the gap on leaders Mansfield and take advantage of Wrexham’s home loss to Tranmere.

They have won just one of their last seven fixtures – an injury-time winner against County.

Challinor said: “It’s frustrating because for me the feeling is it’s a carbon copy of last Thursday (when Stockport drew 2-2 at Salford).

“It was a poor first 45 minutes followed by a second half in which we do enough to win the game but don’t do it.

“They (Crawley) will be disappointed with the way we scored but we work hard on the training ground on set-pieces and sometimes it comes off.”

Bradford host Notts County in League Two this evening, with the Bantams needing to respond to their home hammering by Mansfield to keep the heat on their play-off rivals.