New Hope for Crawley with latest signing

CRAWLEY Town boss Steve Evans has made his fifth summer signing by snapping up teenage midfielder Hope Akpan from Everton.

Reds beat off stiff competition from a Championship club and a number of League clubs for the much sought after 19 year old, who spent the end of last season playing in the Championship for Hull City.

He was surprisingly released by Everton at the end of last season and Evans said: “Hope is a talented lad and I am delighted he has joined us.”

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