Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy believes new signing Jordan Roberts could player ‘at a higher level.’
The 22-year-old former Aldershot player has been playing for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where injury restricted him to make just 11 appearances last season.
Drummy revealed he has been a long-term admirer of the attacking midfielder who joined Reds on a one-year contract yesterday.
The Reds boss compares League 2 with the Scottish Championship, one level below where he has been playing.
Drummy said: “I brought him in for his pace, power, his wing-play.
“I saw Jordan about four years ago when Chelsea were down at Aldershot and he was at Arsenal’s Academy when I was there.
“My eye tells me he’s a player who I think will go higher, so I think he’s a very good signing.
However Roberts’ arrival was not prompted by Gwion Edwards’ sale last week to Peterborough.
Drummy said: “We’ve been dealing with Jordan for six weeks, trying to get it over the line. So it didn’t have any affect.”
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