Crawley sign ex-Charlton defender Youga

Crawley boss Dean Saunders (Pic by Joe and James Rigby) SUS-150323-144011008
Crawley boss Dean Saunders (Pic by Joe and James Rigby) SUS-150323-144011008

Crawley Town have added to their squad for the second time in 24 hours by signing former Charlton defender Kelly Youga on a short-term deal.

The 29-year-old has joined Reds until the end of the season after training with the side for the past week.

The left-back was without a club after last playing for Qingdao Hainiu in China last year.

Central African Republic international Youga has made six appearance for his country and started his career at Olympique Lyonnais.

Manager Dean Saunders said: “Kelly has been with us for a week or so and done well. He can cover left-back if anything happens to Ryan Dickson or Sonny Bradley.”

Youha signed for Charlton in 2005 and made 71 appearances in six years, although had loan spells at Bristol City, Bradford and Scunthorpe in that time.

From there, the full-back spent time at Yeovil and AFC Wimbledon before heading to China.

He joins yesterday’s signing former Manchester United striker John Cofie and will go into the Reds squad for Saturday’s home game against Gillingham if his international clearance arrives in time.