Crawley sign ex-Watford player Ross Jenkins on short-term contract

New Crawley Town signing Ross Jenkins SUS-150917-104936002
New Crawley Town signing Ross Jenkins SUS-150917-104936002

Crawley Town have signed former Watford midfielder Ross Jenkins on a contract until January.

The 24-year-old began his career at Vicarage Road in the club’s academy in 2007 and a year later he made his first-team debut in a League Cup tie against Bristol Rovers.

Ross has got a good pedigree in the game and you can see that in the time he has been with us for the last couple of weeks. “I think he’s an excellent player who can operate anywhere in midfield.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

Ross went on to make 95 appearances, mostly in the Championship, for Watford and had loan spells with Plymouth Argyle and Barnet during that time.

After he was released by Watford in June 2014 Ross spent time in America with Chicago Fire.

He had a trial with Wigan Athletic and his former boss Malky Mackay and a spell at Gillingham earlier this season.

Manager Mark Yates said: “Ross has got a good pedigree in the game and you can see that in the time he has been with us for the last couple of weeks.

“I think he’s an excellent player who can operate anywhere in midfield.

“Obviously he wants to be playing in the League again and we’re pleased to have him with us. He give us another option in that area of the team.”

Ross has been given squad number 22 and will be available for Saturday’s Sky Bet League 2 game against Yeovil Town.

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