Yorwerth excited to gain Football League experience with Crawley

Josh Yorwerth, centre, celebrates his goal against Stevenage earlier in the season

Josh Yorwerth, centre, celebrates his goal against Stevenage earlier in the season - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Defender Josh Yorwerth is hopeful of making great strides during his loan spell with League Two Crawley, after making a successful Red Devils debut last night.

The young Welshman was part of the Crawley backline which helped beat Newport 3-0 in Wales last night, having only joined the Sussex club on a 28-day loan earlier in the day.

Yorwerth thanked Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy for giving him the chance to play at Old Trafford in the League Cup last week, against a Manchester United side he supported as a boy, but is now looking to make the most of his chance to gain experience in the Football League with the other Red Devils.

“It was an absolute dream for me to play at Man United and I’m so thankful to the gaffer for giving me the opportunity to play there,” he told Crawley’s official website.

“I’ve supported the club all my life and it was an absolute dream, it didn’t feel real, it was a game which was very good for me and a massive learning curve.

“Marking some of the best players in the world is obviously going to improve you but the gaffer at Ipswich Mick McCarthy, thinks it’s right now for me to get out and get some games. Especially after coming off Man United I need to start playing some Football League games and I think this will benefit me massively.

“If I keep doing well and perform and do like the gaffer asks me, hopefully it will all go well for me.”

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Next up for Yorwerth and Crawley is a trip to Plymouth on Saturday.

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