Crawley Town have completed another signing after they announced that Matt Harrold has joined from Bristol Rovers.

The 29-year-old striker is manager John Gregory's third of the week and ninth overall and he revealed Harrold's impressive performances against the Reds last season were a big factor in the signing.

Speaking to the club's official website, Gregory said: "Matt is 6ft-plus and will give our attack a real physical presence. But he's also very good on the floor and links the play well.

"In the last four years, Matt has averaged a goal every 2.9 games, which is a very impressive statistic.

"Izale McLeod is averaging a goal every 2.3 games so between them statistically we have two very good strikers.

"When we played Bristol Rovers last season I was very impressed with him.

"He's come here for a fresh challenge and has scored goals at this level in the past and I think he can do so again."

Harrold said: "When I heard a club like Crawley were interested I wanted to speak to the gaffer and he sold the club really well.

"There are going to be a lot of new faces in the dressing room but that's not a bad thing.

"We will all get stuck in during pre-season and it's up to me and everyone else to convince the manager that we should be in his line-up for the first league game at Barnsley on August 9."