Defender joins on permanent basis after successful loan spell
Reds are delighted to confirm that defender Josh Yorwerth has joined the club on a permanent basis.
The 21-year-old made 24 appearances for Reds last season after joining us in September on loan from Championship club Ipswich Town.
Josh was released by Ipswich at the end of the season and Head Coach Dermot Drummy is delighted the Wales under-21 international has signed for Reds on a one-year contract with a year's option.
Dermot said: “Josh is still relatively inexperienced in League terms but we definitely feel he is a player capable of improving a lot.
"He has got a lot of the attributes good defenders need and he's a winner. He also knows the club and quite a few of the lads who will be here next season which is important, so we’re delighted he’s on board.”
Josh said: “I really enjoyed last season with the club. I played a lot of games and gained valuable experience.
“It was obviously disappointing to be released by Ipswich but when the new Gaffer said he wanted to sign me I was happy to come back to Crawley.
“I’m really excited about next season. He has got some great plans on how he wants us to play and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Josh has become Dermot’s fifth summer recruit following the arrival of midfield trio Jason Banton, Josh Payne and Enzio Boldewijn and goalkeeper Glenn Morris.
In addition, Jimmy Smith and Bobson Bawling have agreed new contracts as the squad begins to take shape.
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