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Crowley signed a two-year deal ahead of the 2023-24 season following his departure from Morecambe, for whom he was an impressive performer in League One.
The Coventry-born attacking midfielder progressed through Aston Villa’s youth ranks and his performances against Arsenal peaked the interest of Arsene Wenger, who pushed to bring the then 15-year-old to north London.
Crowley established himself as one of the Gunners’ most exciting young talents, eventually signing a professional contract and elevating himself to the fringes of the first team, while also graduating into the England Under 19s squad.
He furthered his experience with loan spells at Barnsley and Oxford, both in League One, before experiencing life in the Dutch top flight with Go Ahead Eagles – a move which proved the perfect precursor to his permanent switch to another Eredevisie side, Willem II, ahead of the 2017-18 season.
A strong second campaign, in which he helped his side reach the Dutch Cup final, paved the way for a return to England as Birmingham City paid for his services.
Crowley made 38 Championship appearances in his debut season at St Andrew’s before falling out of favour due to a change in tactical approach in 2020-21, leading to a loan move to Hull City which saw him help the Tigers to the League One title.
A short-term deal at Cheltenham preceded a return to Willem II, where he again played in the top tier of Dutch football before securing a return to England with Morecambe in January.
Crowley quickly impressed with his performances and will now be looking to make a strong start to life at Meadow Lane.
Last updated: August 2023
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