Crawley have named Matthew Etherington as new first team manager.

He joins from Peterborough, where he was serving as under-23s boss.

He has signed an initial 18-month contract and will be assisted by Simon Davies Etherington said: “I am extremely excited. This is a great opportunity for both myself and Simon, and we are raring to go.

“I have had really positive discussions with the owners over a period of time.”

Reds had earlier announced the departure of interim Lewis Young He had made it clear he wanted the job on a more permanent basis.

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Crawley did not have a game this weekend and are at home to Swindon in the league on Saturday.