Crawley Town could hand a debut to a Brazilian goalkeeper with a colourful history at Whitehawk tonight.

Reds interim boss Dean Saunders has signed 25-year-old Evandro Rachoni de Lima on non-contract basis as cover for the injured Brian Jensen and he goes straight into the squad.

Jensen dislocated the thumb on his right hand in a collision with Scott Carruthers during Saturday’s incident packed 2-2 draw with MK Dons. With no back-up keeper at the club following the departures of Jamie Ashdown and Lewis Price before Christmas Saunders was forced to put striker Matt Harrold in goal for the rest of the game.

Jensen will definitely miss tonight’s Sussex Senior Cup quarter-final at the Enclosed Ground and Saturday’s trip to Rochdale in League One and it is unclear whether he will be fit to return for the game at Fleetwood the following weekend.

Rachoni de Lima played for Fluminense in his native Brazil before moving to Angola four years ago. He spent two seasons in Africa before earning a lucrative move to Ukrainian Premier League side Arsenal Kiev.

He joined Retro FC when Arsenal Kiev went bankrupt in November 2013 but fled Ukraine after his team bus was boarded by gun wielding rebel fighters.

Rachoni de Lima – who has an Italian passport and therefore does not require a work permit – arrived in England last September and played for Essex League side London Bari.

He has recently been training with Conference south outfit Concord Rangers and made his debut in their 1-0 win over Staines Town last Tuesday Saunders ran the rule over Rachoni de Lima in training at Oakwood yesterday and is expected to assess him further against Whitehawk tonight before making a final decision.

West Ham are also understood to be interested in the Brazilian who is also considering offers to play in France and America.