Crawley Town have bolstered their squad with the signing of experienced midfielder Simon Walton, reports The Argus
Walton signs a two-year contract at the West Sussex-based club and becomes Mark Yates’ first signing since taking over the managerial reigns last month.
The ex-Leeds United player was instrumental for Stevenage last season as they reached the League Two play-off’s, before losing out to eventual winners Southend United.
The 27-year-old played 33 games and scored five goals during the 2014/15 season and found himself somewhat unlucky to be released at the end of the season.
Walton has also played for Ipswich Town, Hull City, Blackpool, Charlton Athletic and Plymouth during his career and has amassed close to 300 games as a professional.
Shortly after signing terms at Broadfield Stadium, Walton spoke to Football League World.
He said: “I had a few offers to go elsewhere but once I had spoke to the gaffer and Jimmy, my mind was made up.
“It is an ambitious club and I jumped at the chance to come here and play for Crawley.
“It is a tough league to get out of but there is a real determination here to bounce back after a disappointing campaign last season.
“After losing out in the play-offs last season with Stevenage, hopefully I can go one better this season with Crawley.”
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