The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CRAW­LEY Town man­ager Mark Yates is de­lighted to have fi­nally got his man af­ter sign­ing mid­fielder Chris Atkin­son on a month’s loan from Crewe Alexandra.

The 23-year-old had made 16 ap­pear­ances in League One for Crewe this sea­son but, with mid­fielder Jimmy Smith side­lined by a foot in­jury,Yates pounced.

“He’s a player I’ve been track­ing for a while,” said Yates.“We got him ini­tially for a month with a view to see­ing where we go with it. He’s a player I’ve al­ways liked and has scored goals against my teams in the past.

“He’s got ev­ery­thing we are af­ter; mo­bil­ity, good on the ball, an eye for goal and a de­cent foot­baller.”

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