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Tubbs Returns To Crawley

Chairman Dave Pottinger has recently taken to Twitter to seek the thoughts of fans on who they would like us to sign this January transfer window and there were certainly a number of suggestions.

Speaking to the press yesterday, the Chairman even went as far as announcing that our first signing of the window would be a player that had been chosen by the fans, and that he would be named on Monday.

Matt Tubbs certainly figured highly in the recommendation of fans, and although he wouldn't name the arrival Pottinger said.

'A player of YOUR choice signs tomorrow morning. Well done CTFC fans. This is the clubs gift back to you.'

Those who were able no doubt had their eyes glued for news earlier today, and when it came, it was a goalscorer with a phenomenal strike rate for us.

Between 2010 and 2012, Tubbs played 78 games for the club, scoring 58 goals and earnt himself a good move to Bournemouth on the back of it.

Some would say it hasn't gone quite as well as he'd have hoped as he has spent the first half of this season out on loan with Rotherham, but on the expiry of that deal, he has now returned 'home' on a month long loan spell.

The chairman said when announcing the signing.

'It just shows how popular Matt was as a player. Our fans love him and he is coming back determined to show everyone that he is capable of scoring goals and improving our team. I was absolutely delighted to help give the fans what they wanted - although I must stress this is a football decision made by John Gregory and his management team. We are delighted to have Matt back at the club.'

Speaking to the Official Site as the announcement was made about now 29 year old Tubbs, gaffer John Gregory said he was more than aware of Tubbs' goal threat and what he's capable of bringing to the club and he'd certainly done his homework on what he achieved during his last spell with us and everybody hopes this time round it proves to be as successful.

'We will have him for a month and take it from there, but I think he can make a big difference to our attack. He's a very cool customer in the penalty area, a great natural finisher. Believe me, he can't wait to get started again.'

Tubbs is cup tied so he will play no part in Wednesday's hoepful FA Cup round two game against Bristol Rovers, so will likely make his re-debut against Coventry this weekend.




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Date:Monday January 6 2014

Time: 9:42PM

 

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