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- Posted 1st September 2007

Crawley Town can confirm that long serving defender Ben Judge has left the club at his own request.

At the request of Ben for personal reasons, the club have granted permission for Judge to cancel his contract with immediate effect.  


Speaking after Saturday’s draw with Burton Albion, manager Steve Evans admitted he was sad to see Judge depart the club. Evans said: “Ben Judge left the club as of last Thursday.


“It’s a great shame, it was a shock to me when Ben come to me for a chat. He has some personal things in his life he needs to sort out and we weren’t going to stand in his way.


“Ben has been fantastic for me since the day I walked into the club, on and off the field.


“He will quite rightly come back to the club at the turn of the year for a testimonial, and I have offered to use some of my contacts if they’re needed to get some good opposition down and ensure we can a good crowd and give Ben the type of send off his deserves.”


Ben was signed in October 2001, from Ryman League side Croydon, and is the final member of the Championship winning squad of 2003/04 to depart the club.


Ben's solid performances and never say die attitude down the years made him a firm favourite among the Broadfield faithful. Ben was rewarded for all his hard work during the 2005/06 season, when he was voted Crawley Town's Player of the Season.


Judge reached the landmark of 250 appearances for the club against Altrincham on the 18th November, 2006, and in total made 265 appearances for the club, the last of which came in the recent away game at Salisbury City. 


Everybody connect with Crawley Town Football Club would like to thank Ben for his tremendous service to the club and wish him the absolute best in his future endeavours.


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