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Fans mock Crawley after signing ex-Premier League and Championship player

Fans have took to mock League Two outfit Crawley Town after signing ex-Premier League and Championship player Jordon Mutch.

The 31 year old joins a Red Devils side who currently sit 23rd in the fourth tier and are two points from safety, worried that they could be dropping into non league for the first time since 2010/11.

He could make his debut for the club against Northampton at the weekend, but hasn’t played a game since May 2022.


Crawley Town Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of free agent midfielder Jordon Mutch until the end of the 2022/23 season, who will be available for selection with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old has been a free agent since his departure from Australian A-League side Macarthur FC in May of 2022. Last season he made 21 league appearances for Macarthur who finished in a mid-table league position under then manager Ante Milicic.

Mutch boasts an impressive footballing CV with experience in the Premier League and Championship, as well as more recent campaigns in Canada, South Korea and Norway.

The midfielder has 78 Premier League appearances under his belt for Birmingham, Queenโ€™s Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City, as well as 92 Championship appearances for the likes of Watford and Doncaster Rovers.

Speaking on his move to the Reds, Mutch said: โ€œI am very happy to join Crawley until the end of the season and play under the boss. I canโ€™t wait to start playing, and hopefully, me and the team can have some positive results from now until the end of the year, and we are very focused on the task ahead.โ€

Director of Football Chris Galley said: โ€œIโ€™m delighted to welcome Jordon to the club. Weโ€™ve been monitoring him for a while, so glad to get him into the club. Heโ€™s a quality player with a vast amount of experience.โ€

Mutch joined Birmingham in 2007 from Derby County’s youth system, going on to make his competitive debut for the club in the League Cup in August 2008, and his first appearance in the EFL while on loan to Hereford United the following year.

He also spent loan spells in the Championship with the likes of Doncaster and Watford, and became a first-team regular for Birmingham, before leaving for Cardiff in 2012.

Mutch contributed to the Bluebirds’ promotion to the Premier League in his first campaign, and after their relegation in 2014 he returned to the top flight with QPR.

Unable to establish himself in their first team, he joined Crystal Palace in January 2015 and spent the second half of the 2017โ€“18 season on loan to Reading and the 2018 MLS season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, before leaving Palace by mutual consent in January 2019.

After brief stints at South Korean K League 1 club Gyeongnam, Aalesund of the Norwegian Eliteserien, and Australian A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers, he joined Macarthur FC in 2021 and stayed until May 2022.

He has also represented his country at levels from under-17 to under-21.

His playing career

Youth career
โ€“2007 – Derby County
2007โ€“2008 – Birmingham City

Senior career
2008โ€“2012 – Birmingham City
2009โ€“2010 โ†’ Hereford United (loan)
2010 โ†’ Doncaster Rovers (loan)
2010โ€“2011 โ†’ Watford (loan)
2012โ€“2014 – Cardiff City
2014โ€“2015 – Queens Park Rangers
2015โ€“2019 – Crystal Palace
2017 โ†’ Reading (loan)
2018 โ†’ Vancouver Whitecaps FC (loan)
2019 – Gyeongnam
2020 – Aalesund
2021 – Western Sydney Wanderers
2021โ€“2022 Macarthur FC
2023- Crawley Town

International career
2007โ€“2008 – England U17
2010 – England U19
2011 – England U20
2011 – England U21

As mentioned, fans took to mock Crawley after signing the ex-Premier League and Championship player…

@MichaelCPFC: How is this bloke still earning a living as a footballer? I wouldnโ€™t select him in a Sunday league side!

@keithelliott94: Not played since May 22 apparently ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@mattm_92: Ouch

@charlie_hufc: still going down

@JimRuss1980: ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ good luck. Stealing a living

@tom_lennylad: Awful player.

@BeardyTrabant: You have my sympathy. Awful player, awful human being.

@Dannycurran11: Donโ€™t think heโ€™ll offer Mutch at his age

@CPFC_Cosmo: omds your poor club, iโ€™m so sorry, hope you get promoted next season back to League 2

@palacecarl: If you werenโ€™t already going down, you DEFINITELY are now

@charlieleahyy30: Thatโ€™s not gonna do very Mutch. Gonna be playing against Halifax next season lads haha

@Steve_CPFC: Good luck with that. Someone else stealing a living as a footballer

@sam3BD: Fuck me lads, this is not the signing you seem to think it is, he’s awful

@nicholsonworld:ย Free? You’ve paid too mutch

@CPFCAlfie: Yikes…

@Jord_M_66: Wow , totally forgot about him. Had so much potential

@BirdyBirdsall: You poor souls

@BackOfTheNest: So apparently, Jordon Mutch is still playing professional football?! #cpfc

@HJarrett07: Palaces worst signing prove me wrong.

@liamb0117: I hate this little toad so much

@gillesofftheweb; That donโ€™t impress me, Mutch.

@ohjoewalker: Only 31. Thatโ€™s hard for me to compute.

@gazbod: Oh… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

@HarryCPFC8: Fucking hell #cpfc

@StewWhiting: Hahahahahahahahaha ๐Ÿคก

@CPFC_GEO: This guy still plays football?

@kingsmithy7: Christ, I thought this man just disappeared off the face off the earth

@SomePalaceGuy: This man is still getting deals after being decent for us every pre season but turning to plop as soon as the league started

@Mted97:ย Thought I got away with watching this fella again ๐Ÿ˜‚ hopefully heโ€™ll be better than what he was like at Palace

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