Crawley missed out on Manset

Crawley boss reveals Reading turned down last minute deal

Mathieu Manset: Reading rejected deadline day Crawley offer for striker

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Crawley Town boss Steve Evans has revealed the club had a deadline day bid for Reading striker Mathieu Manset rejected.

The 22-year-old has scored just five times for the Royals in 30 appearances since arriving from Hereford just over a year ago.

And with the arrival of Jason Roberts from Blackburn in January, Manset will find first-team chances at the Madejski Stadium limited further.

Evans told the Reading Evening Post: "We made a written offer for Mathieu Manset at Reading, but we could not agree a fee with them.

"I will add that Reading conducted their business very professionally indeed."