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Crawley loan Spiegel

Crawley have signed rookie goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel on a month's loan from West Ham.

The 21-year-old, a Switzerland Under-21 international, has linked up with Town initially until August 16, taking in their pre-season schedule and opening two League One fixtures.

Manager John Gregory told Crawley's website: "We have had excellent reports about Raphael. He is six-foot-five-inches and a commanding presence in the penalty area and a good shot-stopper.

"He's learning his trade at West Ham and this is an opportunity for him to gain more experience and for us to have a look at him, initially for the next month."