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"It's a new challenge that I'm looking forward to"

Loan striker on joining the Reds until December

6 July 2017

Crawley’s sixth summer signing Dennon Lewis insists he can’t wait to compete for a place in the team.

The Hornets midfielder joins on loan from Premier League side Watford, and had his first training sessions with the side this week

“I’m excited to get started now,” he said.

“It’s a new challenge but one I’m looking forward to.

“We've had some tough sessions and the Head Coach is working the boys hard,” he continued.

“It’s really important that all of us are fit for the season ahead and that’s the priority at the moment.”

Dennon made 21 appearances on loan at Woking in the Vanarama National League season, and he revealed he’s hungry to now play at a higher level with the Reds during the upcoming campaign.

“I was at Woking last season, so League Two is a step up for me now and something I wanted after last year.

“I had a great time there, it was a great experience and changed me as a player but now I’m looking forward to my new challenge here at Crawley.

“I’ve been at Watford since a young age and it’s somewhere I hold a strong affection for.

“It’s a great club but I’m glad to be here now with Crawley and I’ll gain great experience from this.”

The midfielder will play under Harry Kewell for the second time having had him as a coach when he played for the Watford U23 side, and he was quick to highlight the Australian’s qualities.

“He’s a really good coach and I’m sure he’ll do well here.

“He’s tough and he pushes you but that’s good – every player needs that to learn and improve.”

When asked what fans can expect to see from him during his time with the club, and his aims and ambitions for the season, Dennon revealed he was an attack-minded player with an eye for goal, looking to get as much game time as possible.

“My main attribute is probably my crossing, but I’m quick and like to try and score goals to," he continued.

“My main target is to play as many games as possible and learn as much as I can, while helping the team to do well.” 

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