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Goalkeeper becomes Crawley's seventh signing of transfer window
Crawley completed their seventh signing of the January transfer window after bringing in goalkeeper Johnny Maddison on loan for the rest of the season from Sunderland yesterday.
Maddison goes straight into the squad for tonight’s clash with Preston at Broadfield Stadium.
Crawley boss Richie Barker moved to sign the 18-year-old after allowing veteran stopper Michel Kuipers to leave on Friday. Maddison, a second year scholar at Sunderland, will provide cover for regular No.1 Paul Jones.
Barker said: “He is only 18 but he has trained with the first team at Sunderland. I would be confident he could see us through in a game if he was needed and beyond that we would have to take a look at it again.”
Meanwhile, out-of-favour striker John Akinde has turned down another chance to go out on loan, this time to Conference premier side Cambridge United.
Jimmy Spencer has finally linked up with Crawley two weeks after joining on loan from Huddersfield but the striker ruled out tonight due to a knee injury.
Striker keen to make a point against his former club - Crawley v Preston preview in The Argus today