Aaron Henry joins Crawley Town on season-long loan


Aaron Henry has joined League Two side Crawley Town on loan for the 2023/24 campaign.

As part of the deal, the Addicks have the option to recall Henry in January.

The 19-year-old has featured 28 times for the Addicks' first team since making his professional debut in an FA Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion in January 2020.

Manager Dean Holden said: "Aaron is an excellent young player with a bright future ahead of him, which is why we were so pleased he signed a new contract with us this summer.

“He’s had a successful National League loan at Wealdstone and had some good games for our men’s first-team last season. The next step in his development is playing regular football in the EFL and this opportunity at Crawley Town will give him valuable games and experiences to help his continual improvement.”

The midfielder made 20 appearances for Wealdstone in 2021/22 and scored his first senior goal - a stunning 25-yard free-kick - against Stockport County.

Henry netted his first Charlton goal against Gillingham in the EFL Trophy last season, followed by a wonderstrike against Queens Park Rangers in the Carabao Cup.

The academy graduate signed a new two-year deal with the club, with the option of a third year, in May 2023 and now links up with Scott Lindsey's side for the upcoming campaign. 

(Article by Will Miller)

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