Crawley Town midfielder Filipe Morais has joined Oldham Athletic on loan until the end of May 2020.

Morais joined Reds in 2017 and has made 44 appearances and scored nine goals.

Crawley Town's director of football Selim Gaygusuz said: “Fil wanted to move back north for family reasons and while we’re disappointed to lose him from the squad, we fully respect his motives.

"Family has to come first and we thank Fil for his services to the club."

Morais took over the captain's armband from Dannie Bulman in his last appearance for Crawley at the weekend, the 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town at The People's Pension Stadium.

Morais gave his reasons for why he left the club. He said: "I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Crawley for my time at the club.

"A lovely, close knot, family-orientated club and I really enjoyed my year here. It is with a heavy heart that I have to make the decision to leave.

"But it is a decision I have had to make for the benefit of my family at this moment in time and I am sure everyone will understand that being the fans that they are here."