Crawley Town have signed George Francomb from AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

Francomb started his career in the Tottenham youth system before moving onto Norwich City. After only making a couple of appearances for the Canaries, with most of his pitch time coming at loan spells with teams such as Barnet and Hibernian, he moved on loan to AFC Wimbledon in 2012. He performed well enough there to earn a permanent deal and has stayed there since, making 181 appearances for the club and was a big part of their promotion to Sky Bet League One.

But now he is heading back to Sky Bet League Two after signing a two-year contract with Crawley. The Red Devils have bought a versatile player who can operate in defence and midfield and they will be hoping that he can be a big part of the team as they look to push up the table.

After signing for Crawley, Francomb said: “I’m delighted to be joining Crawley and I am looking forward to working under Harry Kewell. I know the type of football he likes to play and that really appeals to me. It’s a good club and I’m looking forward to joining up with the other lads at pre-season and cracking on.”

Crawley Director of Football Selim Gaygusuz added: “George has won this League before with Wimbledon and he is very versatile. He can play right-midfield, central midfield or right-back and he’s got great ability with his set-piece delivery. Myself and (Head Coach) Harry Kewell feel he is going to really improve our options and we’re delighted he has agreed to join us.”

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