Midfielder Dan Crowley has joined League One Cheltenham Town on a short-term contract until January.
Crowley has been looking for a club since leaving Birmingham City at the end of last season and he’s already had a try with the Robins, who are looking to stay in the third tier after winning Ligue 2 under Michael Duff last season.
Doncaster Rovers, Cheltenham’s League One rivals, also reviewed it this summer.
Crowley made a two-year deal at St Andrew’s when he arrived in the summer of 2019, but fell out of favor under Aitor Karanka and was on loan in the second half of last season at Hull City.
The Tigers did not take the opportunity to take him to KCOM Stadium permanently when his contract expired, and he has been training with Swansea City in the meantime to maintain his fitness.
Crowley, formerly of Aston Villa and Arsenal, is now back at Cheltenham and will have until January of the New Year to earn an extended stay at the club.
Crowley was among a number of players who left the Blues at the end of last season as Lee Bowyer decided to brush things up on staff.
Loanees Jake Clarke-Salter, Rekeem Harper and Yan Valery have all been sent back to their parent clubs, while Crowley, Andres Prieto, Jon Toral and Mikel San Jose have been released.
Meanwhile, Alen Halilovic never returned and the club transferred youngster Steve Seddon to Oxford United and Charlie Lakin to Burton. Near the deadline, they moved forwards Sam Cosgrove and Jonathan Leko on League One loans.
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