Crawley Town have today announced the signing of winger Lewis Young.
Lewis Young is the brother of England international Ashley and has signed for Crawley after a successful trial spell with the club. The pacey winger, who has also played at full-back, has agreed a one year deal at the Broadfield Stadium.
Young becomes manager John Gregory’s 11th summer signing in what has been a complete overhaul of the Crawley Town side which finished 14th in League One last season.
The 24 year-old winger is a product of Watford’s academy, playing just once for the Hornets before being released in the summer of 2010.
Young then joined Burton Albion, making 19 league appearances before being released at the end of the 2010/11 season. He was signed by Gary Johnson at Northampton Town where he took in another season-long spell, this time playing 30 times.
Johnson took Young with him to Yeovil Town where the winger played 15 times as the Glovers won the League One play-off final.
Last season the wide-man dropped into non-league with Aldershot Town before playing the second half of the season with Bury.
Young impressed during Crawley’s recent friendly win over non-leaguers Billingshurst Town.
Speaking to the club’s official website, John Gregory stated: “Lewis gives us something different. He’s quick and can play on either flank and even up front. We think he’s got a lot to offer and it’s our job to create the right environment for him to flourish.
“The signs are that we are doing that because he has been excellent in pre-season training and we saw flashes of what he is capable of on Friday against Billingshurst with his performance in the first half.”