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Notts Secure Dumbuya Signing

2 July 2013

Notts County are delighted to announce the signing of Sierra Leone international Mustapha Dumbuya.

The 25-year-old right-back completed a medical at Meadow Lane on Tuesday morning and will travel with the squad for the pre-season tour of Finland from Wednesday.

Born in Sierra Leone, Dumbuya moved to the UK at an early age and progressed through the non-league ranks of English football before joining Doncaster Rovers in 2009.

A brief loan spell with Crystal Palace, towards the end of his time at Doncaster, was followed by a move to Portsmouth at the start of last season, where he would twice line up against Notts, in the league here at Meadow Lane in September and then in the FA Cup at Fratton Park two months later.

The defender then moved to Crawley Town in January of this year, on a six-month deal that would see him make 15 appearances for the club, including the 0-0 draw against Chris Kiwomya’s Notts back in March.

Kiwomya was delighted to have secured the signing of Dumbuya, having identified him as one of his key transfer targets earlier in the summer.

“Mustapha is a player that I wanted to bring to Meadow Lane, I’ve seen him play, I’ve spoken to him and he has the right attitude, he wants to play for this club and he wants to do well here,” explained the Notts manager.

“That’s key for me, I need players here who want to be here, who want to succeed for this club, work for their teammates and for the fans who pay their money to come and watch them every week.

“Mustapha will add an extra dimension to our play, he is quick, he can play in a number of positions, he can be a threat down the wing but also a good defender, he should fit in well to the style of play that I will be looking to play this season.”

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