Date: 4th July 2015 at 11:28am
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Shamir Fenelon has previous with Crawley as he spent five-years with our academy before joining Brighton, who released him this summer enabling us to bring him back to Broadfield once more.

Fenelon made three first-team appearances for Brighton but it was during loan spells with other clubs that he’s had football in the past year or so but his re-signing for us, as he’s told West Sussex Today, gives him this chance to prove his worth in the Football League.

Playing for his hometown club will of course bring a little extra pressure but it’s also extra excitement for him with him keen to get among the goals with him aiming for a play-off spot this coming season.

‘This season will be my first full season in the Football League as I have only played bit-parts up to now.

‘I am looking to score a few goals and help Crawley reach the play-offs.

‘Playing in front of my home town adds a bit more atmosphere and interest. It will be very exciting as there will be friends and family in the crowd and it will be an extra incentive to do well.

‘I am looking to score a few goals and help Crawley reach the play-offs.’

During his five-years at the Championship side he took in loan spells with Tonbridge Angels and Torquay, where he scored his first Football League goal. Rochdale, Tranmere and Dagenham & Redbridge loans have also followed with him capped at U21 level by the Republic of Ireland.

Offers from other League Two sides and from clubs in Ireland were made to him but he says the impression that Mark Yates had on him, and his agent, made up his mind to return to the club.

His time with us previously from U9 to U14 levels is something that he says were among the happiest times of his career to date with this time helping his development no end.

Adding.

‘Playing for Crawley Town’s youth teams was one of my happiest times. It definitely helped me to progress.

‘The coaches helped me a lot – Andy Roberts and Sonny Weston did a lot for me.’

His time with Brighton clearly would have improved him as an all round player and we see the boy who left us return a man with the 20-year-old now being given a solid platform to show us exactly what he can do.

All being well he’ll prove a great addition to the squad.

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