Former Bournemouth and Bristol Rovers midfielder signs for Crawley Town

Crawley Town Football Club have signed Sam Matthews on a two year contract, with the club holding the option of a third year.
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Matthews, 23, will officialy join the club on the 1st August having been released by League 1 Bristol Rovers.

Matthews, a midfielder, was born in Poole and started his career with John Yems at AFC Bournemouth and has subsequently enjoyed loan spells at Braintree and most recently Eastleigh.

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Having secured the signing, Head Coach John Yems said: "I'm really pleased to secure Sam's signature, he's a good young player and I've known him a long time. I'm sure he'll fit in well with the rest of the lads and will certainly add value across the midfield. It's a bit of a coup for us in all honesty."

Technical Director Erdem Konyar said: "Sam brings quality and creativity to the squad. The existing positive relationship with John is a massive plus which will bring out the best in Sam. It’s an exciting signing for the club."