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Reds bag Bawling

25 July 2014

Club News

Reds bag Bawling

25 July 2014

Winger agrees deal with Crawley Town after successful trial

Crawley Town are pleased to announce the signing of Bobson Bawling on a one-year contract after a successful pre-season trial.

Bobson becomes the fourth trialist to join the club following in the footsteps of Lewis Young, Dean Leacock and Emmett O’Connor. 

Originally with Championship club Watford from a very young age, Bobson was let go by the Hornets at the end of last season.

The 18-year-old played - and scored - in our recent pre-season victory over Oakwood and also impressed in the Reds’ games at home to Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion.

The pacy midfielder has played against the Crawley youth team on two occasions in the past and was twice a contender for the Watford Academy Goal of the Season.

Last season Bobson had a spell on loan with Ryman League Wealdstone and gave up athletics to become a footballer having competed at county level.

Bobson will wear the squad number 20 this season.

Manager John Gregory said: "I've been really impressed with Bobson since he came here. He's a wonderful athlete, has got a terrific attitude and a lot of talent. He can play in a variety of positions and it's a credit to him that he has put behind the disappointment of being released by Watford to earn himself a contract here."

Bobson said: "I'm thrilled to be a Crawley Town player. This is a big chance for me and one I am going to take. 

"I feel I have a lot to offer the Gaffer and my team-mates and I'm desperate to repay the faith both he and the club have shown in me and to also show the Crawley fans what I can offer."

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