Kuipers leaves Crawley

Michel Kuipers is now looking for a new club

Michel Kuipers is now looking for a new club

First published in Sport

Former Albion goalkeeper Michel Kuipers has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent at Crawley Town, writes Anthony Scott.

Kuipers, who joined Crawley in 2010 on a free transfer after leaving the Seagulls, made 51 appearances for the Reds, playing his part in the back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One.

However, with Paul Jones taking up the No. 1 jersey at the Broadfield Stadium, Kuipers has found first team opportunities a rarity, failing to figure in the first team this season.

Crawley manager Richie Barker said: “Michel is one of the longest-serving players at the club and he played a big part in both promotions the club has achieved in the last two seasons.

“This year he hasn’t been able to force his way into the side and in terms of coaching, my assistant Taff Williams is also a goalkeeping coach so that role, which Michel did at the start of the season, is now covered.

"We wish him all the best in his future career. He was a popular figure around the place and will always be welcome at the football club."

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