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Catching up on former Reds

9 June 2014

A look at the fortunes of our ex-players

Former Crawley striker Jefferson Louis has made Lowestoft Town club number 32 after he penned a two-year-deal with the Suffolk-based side last week. 

Journeyman Jefferson joined Crawley from Wrexham in 2009 and scored five goals in 18 outings for Steve Evans' men before joining Rushden & Diamonds on loan. Following his departure from Crawley 35-year-old Louis went on to represent the likes of Hendon, Newport County, Darlington, Whitehawk and Margate, prior to leaving the Kent club at the end of the 2013-14 season.


Another ex-Red who played with Louis during his time at Crawley was Eddie Hutchinson and he's on the move too. The 32-year-old midfielder has left Havant & Waterlooville to join Maidenhead United on a one-year contract. Eddie joined Havant from Eastbourne Borough – where he'd been since leaving Crawley in 2010. In total, Eddie appeared 39 times in the 2009-10 campaign, scoring twice.

Last season's goalkeeper Paul Jones has dropped down to League Two to sign for Portsmouth on a three-year-deal. Jones was ever-present after joining from Peterborough in 2012 and has moved to Hampshire on a free transfer following his release by John Gregory. Paul kept out both Michel Kuipers and Jonny Maddison during his two seasons with the club.

In Conference South, three former Reds have been named in the Team of the Year. Jai Reason, Pierre Joseph-Dubois and Jamie Taylor have all been honoured for their performances for Eastleigh, Bromley and Sutton United respectively. Jai spent part of the 2010-11 campaign as a Red, whilst Dubois played in the 2007-08 campaign.

Crawley-born Taylor was with the Reds going further back to 2003 after joining on loan from Aldershot Town. All three had impressive seasons with Reason playing a part in his side's promotion to the Conference, Dubois scoring 18 goals and Taylor 15 for Sutton.

Goalkeeper Ashlee Jones has been named in the Ryman League Team of the Year. Jones had a very brief spell with Crawley in 2008, brought in as back up to Simon Rayner. He failed to make a Crawley appearance and went on to play for Billericay, Boreham Wood and Canvey Island before moving to Lowestoft Town in the summer of 2013.

Staying in the Ryman League, former Crawley trialist Kane Wills has joined Margate from Bognor Regis Town for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old spent the 2013 pre-season with Crawley under Richie Barker but was not offered a contract. He had a brief trial spell at Reading before Terry Brown decided to take the former Brighton & Hove Albion man to the Kent club.

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