Crawley bring in Batt
Evans pleased to fend off competition to sign Millwall striker
Last Updated: February 21, 2012 10:35am
Shaun Batt: Millwall striker has joined Crawley Town on a month's loan
Crawley Town have beaten off competition from other clubs to sign Millwall striker Shaun Batt on a month-long loan deal.
Batt has made just two substitute appearances in the FA Cup for Millwall this season after struggling with injury since moving to The Den in 2010.
He had other offers on the table and Crawley boss Steve Evans is pleased that the 24-year-old has opted to join the League Two promotion contenders.
Evans said: "He has good technique and explosive pace. That gives defenders in the Championship a headache and will cause League Two defenders even more problems.
"In fairness to the lad he had a number of options in respect of clubs wanting to sign him so I am delighted he has joined us.
"I am grateful to Millwall manager Kenny Jackett who spoke very favourably to Shaun about coming to Crawley.
"I watched Shaun last week when he was outstanding in a closed-doors match. I made my move then but with him being cup-tied it did not have to happen until yesterday and we are delighted he is here."