Conference News: Crawley Sign James

Despite their well advertised budget restrictions, Blue Square Premier club Crawley Town have completed the signing of former Woking, Nottingham Forest and Gillingham winger Kevin James.

James, 28, had been a free agent after turning down an offer to stay with Woking at the start of January.

He has now signed a deal running until the end of the season following a medical at the Broadfield Stadium.

According to Crawley, they beat off competition from league rivals Oxford United and Weymouth to persuade James to join them in another example of Steve Evans skills in selling a club to player despite an obvious reduction in salary.

James who played under Red Devils boss Steve Evans during a loan spell at Boston United three years ago, started eighteen league games for the Cards earlier this season.

The much travelled James has also played for Walsall, Yeovil, Grimsby and Swindon.