CRAW­LEY IN SHOCK POGBA SWOOP!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Pippa Field

CRAW­LEY Town fans will be the envy of their coun­ter­parts na­tion­wide when they stride around the town in replica shirts with the name ‘Pogba’ printed on the back.

But though Pre­mier League clubs would queue up for the sig­na­ture of Ju­ven­tus’ exManch­ester United mid­fielder Paul Pogba, English foot­ball’s other Red Devils have se­cured the ser­vices of his brother Mathias, a Guinea in­ter­na­tional, un­til the end of the sea­son.

The 24-year-old for­mer Crewe and Wrex­ham striker was re­leased last month by Serie B club Pescara and re­unites with ex-manager Dean Saun­ders.

“I know Mathias from my time at Wrex­ham,” Saun­ders said. “We’re lucky to get him re­ally be­cause he’s been in Italy with a team who paid £300,000 for him and we’ve got him for free.

“He’s a big, strong lad. He doesn’t look pretty on the eye at times but he’s got a pres­ence, he’s good at set-pieces and he’ll use his strength to hold the ball up for us. He’s scored goals at this level.”

POWER: Mathias Pogba

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