Crawley boss reveals deadline day frustration

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Crawley boss John Gregory has intimated he made three bids for a player on deadline day but has not revealed the identity of his target.

Gregory would not directly name Town’s Lee Gregory but said the club had three offers turned down for a player, the last of which he said was slightly over the odds for what he felt he was worth.

There are reports that at least two bids were rejected by the Shaymen on the final day of the window on Friday for 25-year-old Gregory.

Neil Aspin said Town turned down a “laughable” offer for Gregory before the end of the window from an unnamed club.

The Crawley boss said: “Well we sat until 9pm on Friday night (trying to do the deal). You’ll have to speculate (who the player was) but we did make three offers for a player and we were turned down three times.

“I got to the valuation I thought the player was worth, and again I’m not saying who the player was, you can speculate on that, but we reached that and were turned down so that was that.

“It was very disappointing for us because I know for a fact the player was desperate to come for us. But his chairman just wouldn’t budge, and I felt enough was enough and I walked away from it.”