Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh has completed a season-long loan move to League Two club Crawley Town. The news follows the midfielder’s last loan move to Lincoln City where he made 20 appearances, scoring just the one goal.
Now at Crawley, he’ll be hoping to kick on and get some crucial minutes under his belt, starting with the game against Morecambe on Saturday.
Hesketh Completes Crawley Loan Move
🖊 Jake Hesketh is a Red!@SouthamptonFC midfielder joins the Reds on a season-long loan👇https://t.co/ioh7sdvoAC#TownTeamTogether🔴
— Crawley Town FC (@crawleytown) October 16, 2020
Crawley Searching for Consistency
With just seven points from the opening five league games, Crawley will be hoping to progress with the signing of Hesketh and stretch further away from any potential relegation troubles.
Starting with the game against Morecambe, they’ll be desperate to gain consistency and, in the process, a crucial three points.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website, head coach John Yems said:
“I am glad we have Jake on board. He is a very good acquisition and I think he can bring a lot to us. I’d also like to thank Southampton, it’s good to see a Premier League club helping us out and let’s hope Jake has a successful time here.”
Technical Director Erdem Konyar said after seeing the deal secured:
“Jake is a coup for the club. I’m delighted to see a player of his calibre enter our premises. I couldn’t praise John and Lee enough for their work during this window.”
Equally delighted to get the deal done, Hesketh said to the Crawley Town youtube channel:
“I’m happy to be here, it has been a long window, but I’m glad it’s all sorted now.”
The focus now shifts back to the league, and helping push Crawley up the table, away from relegation fears, and into the safety of mid-table.
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