New England and Spurs recruit made his mark against Crawley

MK Dons' Dele Alli scores against Crawley Town (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140830-215749004
MK Dons' Dele Alli scores against Crawley Town (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140830-215749004

Dele Alli may be a fairly new name on the lips of England fans - but he was one that was certainly known to Crawley Town last season.

The young Tottenham midfielder has received his first senior call-up today to Roy Hodgson’s squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

MK Dons' Dele Alli scores against Crawley Town (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140830-215827004

MK Dons' Dele Alli scores against Crawley Town (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140830-215827004

But the 19-year-old was a thorn in Crawley’s side last season as he netted against them twice for his former side MK Dons in League One.

Our photographer Jon Rigby caught the images here of the young attacking midfielder netting for The Dons in their 2-0 win over Reds at Stadium MK last August.

He also notched in the 2-2 draw at the Checkatrade.com Stadium in January on this year, the match where Reds strike Matt Harrold famously took over in goal.

Alli was born in Milton Keynes and signed for the club at the age of 11 and made 74 first-team appearances, scoring 22 goals.

And while he has shot to stardom with his £5 million switch to Spurs in the summer, his goals played their part in Reds’ relegation to League Two.

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