Midfielder Scott Davies joins Crawley Town from Reading

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Exciting young midfielder Scott Davies has put pen to paper this afternoon to become a Red.

Davies, 23, has just left Championship Reading and has chosen Crawley Town over a number of options which included Colchester United, Wycombe Wanderers, Aldershot Town and Northampton Town.

The player spent last season mainly in Reading’s reserves as the Royals forged towards the Championship play-offs and had spells on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Bristol Rovers respectively. Scott netted 14 times from midfield when he played in League 2 with Aldershot Town and has made five first-team appearances at Reading under then manager Brendan Rogers.

Speaking exclusively to the official website manager Steve Evans said: “Scott Davies has great ability on the ball and has the work rate of a Dannie Bulman, I really believe we have got ourselves a top young player.

“He is a dead-ball specialist and we will hope to take advantage of that. He is a confidence player and loves to score a goal which is great for a midfielder.

“I know he had a few options to further his career but he knows a few of the lads here and that has helped. I believe he spoke to a couple of them and after that he made it very clear he only wanted to sign for one club.

“I spoke to the staff at Reading and they genuinely believe he will be a great signing. The staff in place including manager Brian McDermott are superb and I fully respect their references which where glowing.

“If it was just down to money Scott would not be joining us today, it was a mixture of a number of things but most of all he wanted to join a team that play football the right way and who are ambitious to progress. That was important to him.

“We have done some good business this morning by convincing the lad to sign and I hope that by later today we will have signed another young hungry striker who would be great for us. Terms have been agreed and it is now subject to a medical.”