Crawley owner Ziya Eren pumped more than £1 million into the club in his first four months in charge.

The figures have come to light as Reds prepare to sell top scorer James Collins for a six-figure fee.

Accounts filed by Reds give a vivid indication as to how their Turkish owner is keeping them afloat.

Eren officially took charge of the club on March 9 last year and attended his first match a month later as they lost 5-1 at home to Oxford.

In accounts covering the year ending June 30, 2016, it is revealed he loaned the club £722,963 and gave them a further £285,260.

It is stated that the loans are interest free and that Eren will not seek reimbursement until the club are in a position to pay.

Although not specified in the accounts, their loss for the 2015-16 season is likely to have been about £270,000.

Eren is known to run a tight ship at the Checkatrade Stadium and Reds, who are free of overdraft, have not paid transfer fees for some time.

They have received six-figure bids from Luton and Coventry for Collins, who scored 20 goals last season.

Boss Harry Kewell would love to keep him but finances will dictate a sale.

Reds will push to secure as a big a fee as they can and the most favourable schedule of payments.