James Hurst leaves Reds

James Hurst has left Crawley
James Hurst has left Crawley

Defender James Hurst has left Crawley Town after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, the club have today confirmed.

The right-back was signed by former Reds boss Richie Barker in July 2013 but he has always struggled to establish himself in the first team, and under John Gregory the 22-year-old has found opportunities limited with Mark Connolly preferred.

He made 21 appearances for the club, including 14 starts but had not figured in the first-team squad since the 2-0 defeat to MK Dons on Boxing Day.

Chief Executive Michael Dunford said: “James is now looking to further his career elsewhere and is talking to a club in Norway.

“We wish him all the best and thank him for his services to Crawley Town.”