Crawley Town sign West Ham goalkeeper on loan

Raphael Spiegel has joined Crawley on loan from West Ham SUS-140719-133627002
Raphael Spiegel has joined Crawley on loan from West Ham SUS-140719-133627002
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Crawley Town have made their 12th summer signing in Swiss goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel on a month’s loan from Premier League West Ham United.

The 21-year-old former Switzerland youth international has played in their under-21 team.

Raphael started his career with Grasshoppers of Zurich as a 14-year-old and had loan spells with two other Swiss League clubs prior to his move to England.

Manager John Gregory said: “He is 6ft 5in 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.”

Raphael will be in the squad for today’s game against Fulham.