Sky Bet League Two club Crawley Town have eased their goalkeeping crisis ahead of Saturday’s home game against Luton Town by signing veteran stopper Darryl Flahavan.
According to the BBC the 36-year-old custodian has penned a short-term contract at the Sussex-based club and he is expected to debut tomorrow.
The Red Devils boss Mark Yates has been searching for a stopper for the duration of the week, following Newcastle United’s decision to recall youngster Freddie Woodman from his loan spell with the club, after regular Magpies keeper Tim Krul was injured on international duty.
Yates cited Flahavan’s experience as being crucial to a deal being secured and was said to be happy he had got the deal over the line.
Flahavan boasts an impressive Football League CV having played for Crystal Palace, Oldham Athletic, Leeds United, Portsmouth and Southend United.
Crawley are currently 18th in League Two and will be looking for a morale boosting win tomorrow, and the signing of Flahavan will undoubtedly boost the defensive line at the club.
Crawley fans… What do you make of this signing? Is he too old? Would you have preferred a younger keeper? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!