ANDREW VORCE - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Oxford striker Jon Paul Pittman has been sent on an emergency loan to former club Crawley Town for the next three months.
Pittman made 78 appearances for Crawley in which he scored 43 goals before being sold to League One club Wycome Wanderers in 2007. The loan comes on the back of multiple injuries for Crawley coach Steve Evans' men as well as selling striker Wes Thomas to Bournemouth.
"As soon as we had the offer from Bournemouth for Wes Thomas I immediately thought of Jon Paul," Evans told the clubs official website. "The lad is lightning quick, can score goals and knows exactly what we are about."
Evans went on to reveal that while the initial loan is solely to compensate his depleted squad, a more permanent deal could be struck after January.
"Jon Paul joins us initially on an emergency loan and subject to his performances in that period we may look at something more permanent in January but that is for another day."