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Dumbuya joins Crawley on free

Crawley have signed Sierre Leone international right-back Mustapha Dumbuya on a free transfer until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Dumbuya last played at League One rivals Portsmouth but was released earlier this month after spending the first half of the season with the club.

He made 23 appearances during his time at Pompey, including in their 2-1 defeat to Crawley on Boxing Day.

The Reds have now moved to secure the defender's signature on a short-term deal and he will train with his new team-mates on Thursday.

Manager Richie Barker told Crawley's official website: "Mustapha is a player we have monitored for a while and he was, in my opinion, their man of the match when we played Portsmouth last month.

"He is a very athletic individual who loves to go forward but knows that his first job in the team is to defend.

"He can also play in midfield and is a player quite a few clubs were keen to sign when Portsmouth released him. Fortunately he has chosen Crawley and we are delighted to have him here."