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NORTHAMPTON TOWN SIGN JAMES HURST

17 January 2014

Defender arrives on loan

Northampton Town have signed defender James Hurst on a month's loan from Crawley Town.

Hurst joined Crawley in June 2013 on a one-year contract after a short spell with Icelandic side Valur. 

The right-back came through the youth team at West Brom before signing his first professional contract with Portsmouth. He didn’t feature for the first team at Pompey and went on loan to IBV, of the Icelandic Premier League. 

He then re-signed for West Brom in 2010 but was restricted to one appearance in the Premier League before joining Blackpool, Shrewsbury and Chesterfield on loan during the 2011-12 campaign. 

The 21-year-old found himself out on loan again last season at Birmingham City and Shrewsbury before returning to Iceland for a second spell.

He made his Crawley debut in the League One opener against Coventry in August 2013.

He has made 55 senior appearances, including 14 starts and 7 substitute appearances for Crawley this season.


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