Smith joins Eastbourne

Richie Barker: Sends Smith on loan

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Crawley Town's 19-year-old striker Jonte Smith has joined non-league outfit Eastbourne Borough on a one-month long loan deal.

Smith had a prolific spell out on loan earlier in the season when he scored 24 goals for Met Police.

He has since been a regular on the bench for Town's first-team squad and made his debut as a late substitute in the 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth in December.

Crawley manager Richie Barker told the club's official website: "Jonte needs games and Eastbourne have a busy schedule coming up.

"It is a step up from the Ryman League Premier, when he was with Met Police, and is good for his ongoing development.

"We will monitor his progress closely."