Crawley have signed midfielder Tarryn Allarakhia on a two-year contract.

Allarakhia, 20, has impressed for Reds on trial during pre-season and follows fellow trialist David Sesay in earning a deal.

Allarakhia was released by Colchester United at the end of last season - a year after joining the U’s on an Under-23 development contract.

He has previously played non-league football for Maldon & Tiptree in the Essex League.

Reds head coach Harry Kewell believes he has a bright future.

Kewell said: “Tarryn is a bit like David Sesay – a young player with a lot of potential who is desperate to succeed. I like to see that hunger in youngsters, that drive to succeed, and I see it a lot in him.

“He’s done well in pre-season, a livewire who takes on defenders and creates chances. He’s not the finished article but he’s come here to further his career and push for a first-team place and it will be interesting to see how he develops.”