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Young Defender is John Yems’ newest addition

11 June 2021

Crawley Town Football Club is delighted to announce the signature of 21-year-old centre-half, Harry Ransom, after his release from Millwall earlier this summer.

Harry started his football at Brighton & Hove Albion’s youth system before moving to Eastbourne Borough at the age of 15. Millwall then snapped Ransom up in 2019 before loaning him to Dover Athletic one year later, where he scored once in eight National League appearances before the club were expunged from the league after only 15 games.

Manager John Yems said: “I’ve known Harry a while and he’s a good lad that will be a fantastic addition to next season’s squad.”

Harry expressed his delight to get the deal done early on his day of signing, later explaining, “I know a few of the staff and the Gaffer said how important it was that I live locally to the club.”

Chief Executive Erdem Konyar said: "At a young age Harry has played close to 100 games at first team level. Harry has had considerable game time and we are encouraged he will be competing for the shirt immediately. We are excited to see the further growth and development of Harry at the club."

Ransom, who resides in Uckfield, will join a core of Sussex-based players within the squad, such as Davide Rodari, Archie Davies and James Tilley.

The young defender also touched on the importance of role models such as Tony Craig and George Francomb within the squad, despite already captaining Millwall’s U23 side and playing as Eastbourne Borough’s youngest ever captain at age 19.

Harry will join up with the Reds on July 1 when training restarts ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

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