New goalkeeper delighted to join Reds
Glenn Morris admitted that the chance to combine playing with coaching was one of the main reasons why he joined Reds.
And the former Gillingham goalkeeper, who became Dermot Drummy’s third summer signing earlier today when he signed a one-year contract with a year's option, emphasised how the opportunity to progress both on and off the pitch was a big factor in him choosing the club.
“I’m really impressed and as soon as I knew there was a chance to come here with the (coaching) role the club was offering I couldn’t wait to take it,” he said.
“The league attracted me too because I have still have ambitions to play. Looking to the future the coaching position combined with playing as well is ideal to enable me to
progress in my career.
“I’ve just started down the coaching route but goalkeeping is a specialised position and I believe I have the experience to know how we should be working.
“I can promise the fans that I’ll always give 100 per cent and do my best for the club. I’ll put as much work in on myself and the other goalkeepers so it’s right on the pitch.”
Glenn has been with several Football League clubs, and spent the longest period of his career in East London with Leyton Orient.
“I was at Leyton Orient for pretty much 10 years but that’s a long time ago now! I feel like I still have a lot to offer, I’m looking forward to helping others whilst still playing my
own part,” he added.
“I’ve spoken to Dermot at length and I know (assistant Head Coach) Matt (Gray) from my time at Aldershot Town. They both seem to be working really well together and coming to Crawley is something I’m looking forward to being part of.”