Reds sign former Manchester United striker

Sheffield United v Oldham Athletic'NPower League 1'John Cofie skips away from James Wesolowski ENGSNL01620121013185514
Sheffield United v Oldham Athletic'NPower League 1'John Cofie skips away from James Wesolowski ENGSNL01620121013185514

Crawley Town have signed former Manchester United striker John Cofie on a short-term contract.

The 22-year-old, from Ghana, who was a free agent, has joined Reds on a one-month deal.

He started his career at Burnley before moving to Manchester United at 14, and, although he featured for their youth team, he failed to make a first team appearance at the Premier League giants.

The forward had spells on loan at Royal Antwerp, Sheffield United and Notts County before signing for Barnsley last season and then Norwegian side Molde, where he spent the first half of this season.

Reds boss Dean Saunders said: “John was a free agent and he’s a player I have been aware of for some time.

“He’s got a lot of natural talent and he’s been with us for a few days now and has fitted in well.

I’m excited to be working with him and I’m convinced he can make an impression at this level.

Dean Saunders

“This is a new challenge for him back in England. I’m excited to be working with him and I’m convinced he can make an impression at this level. He gives us another option up front at a crucial stage of the season.”