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Club Captain leaves the club after almost five years of service.

31 January 2023

Crawley Town Football Club can confirm that Club Captain George Francomb has left the club by mutual consent. 

Francomb signed for the Red Devils on a two-year contract in June 2018, having spent six seasons with AFC Wimbledon. George made 56 appearances for the club across his first two seasons at the Bradfield Stadium and was named as Club Captain before the 2020/21 season, which took place behind closed doors. 

During the 2020/21 season, Francomb scored six goals in 33 league games before making 38 league appearances the season after, proving to be a crucial part of the Crawley machine. George was a versatile player during his time at the club, with the now 31-year-old often changing between right-back and centre midfield. 

Francomb scored his last Crawley goal on the final day of the 2021/22 season during Crawley’s 3-3 draw with Oldham. Earlier that season, George scored a memorable goal in Crawley’s excellent 1-2 victory at Leyton Orient in December 2021. 

George faced an extended period on the sidelines during the 2022/23 season but returned to the squad in October and went on to make a further 14 appearances, taking his Crawley total up to 155.

Speaking on his departure, George said: “155 games and four thoroughly enjoyable years. I will look back on my time at Crawley Town with pride and full of unforgettable memories. Thank you to all of my teammates, staff, ground staff and everyone that helps play a part in making this club a great place to be and work. I feel very lucky to have met and worked with so many fantastic people and made friends for life. Lastly, thank you to the fans. It has been an absolute pleasure to pull on the shirt and captain your club on so many occasions. I wish you all nothing but the very best in the future and hope to see you all soon, Skip.”

Everybody at the club would like to thank George for his outstanding commitment to the club and wishes him all the best for the future.

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