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Crawley sign former Brighton goalkeeper Michel Kuipers

Paul Raynor and Michel Kuipers
Kuipers (right) had a short loan spell at Hull City

Crawley Town have signed former Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Michel Kuipers.

The Dutchman, 35, has penned a one-year deal with the club after being offered a non-playing role with the Seagulls.

Crawley manager Steve Evans told the club website: "He is ambitious, still wants success and him signing will help take us where we want to be.

"He has exceptional experience and organises his defence very well - simply top class."

Evans added: "He was at the very top of my list and he will now battle with young Nick Jordan to get the shirt, that will be keenly contested I do know."

Kuipers said: "I am delighted to sign for Crawley Town and especially the gaffer who I have the highest regard for, he was a big reason why I decided to sign.

"I have come here to try and help get this football club to the next level and I believe we can do that."

Kuipers made 263 appearances for Brighton after joining from Bristol Rovers in 2000.



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see also
Brighton keeper offered new role
07 May 10 |  Brighton
Kuipers ruled out for the season
05 Mar 10 |  Brighton


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