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Ali Crawford signs on loan until the end of the season

1 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce the loan signing of Ali Crawford until the end of the season.

The midfielder joins on loan from Bolton Wanderers, where he made 24 appearances this season. 

Crawford, who has also represented Doncaster Rovers in League One, and Hamilton in the SPL, will add further competition in the midfield area, and has previously worked with manager Keith Hill.

Boss Hill said: "Ali is very creative and he works exceptionally hard. He can press and play on the front foot and he can play as number ten or a number eight.

“He compliments our midfield. We needed to strengthen in that area of the pitch, to make sure that we have got the numbers and experience for the 21 league games that we have got remaining.

“He’s got a low sense of gravity. He’s got a good passing range and he is creative. He brings great competition for that area of the pitch and it makes sure we have got the numbers.

“What we don’t want to do is leave ourselves short, and the Chairman has given us the opportunity to recruit and retain players, so we are stronger as a squad and we have got a unity going into the last 21 games.

“Ali knows how I want to work and he knows exactly what I want to expect from him as a midfield player on the pitch. 

“He knows exactly what I need in and out of possession as a midfield player and that is key to this signing.”

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