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Crawley Town's Old Trafford heroes: Where are they now? (6)

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Willie Gibson, Matt Tubbs & Craig McAllister

Willie Gibson: Currently without a club. In August 2011, Gibson returned north of the border to join Perth side St Johnstone in a loan deal until the end of January 2012. Gibson had been feeling homesick, as his two young children had remained in Scotland when he moved down south. The 28-year-old had a spell at Falkirk and then signed for Queen of the South, but left by mutual consent in April 2013.

Matt Tubbs: In January 2012 Tubbs signed for League One club Bournemouth for a fee believed to be in the region of £800,000 on a three-and-a-half year deal. He scored on his debut for his new club against Exeter City in a 2–0 win. But since then the 28-year-old has failed to become a regular in the Bournemouth team, who won promotion to the Championship last season. He has just signed a six-month loan deal to join up with former manager Steve Evans at Rotherham United as he found himself out of favour at Bournemouth.

Craig McAllister: Now plays for Eastleigh, where he started his non-league career in 2001. At the end of the 2010–11 season, after Crawley gained promotion to the Football League, McAllister was released after he reportedly rejected a new deal. He signed for Newport County, after their manager, Anthony Hudson, stated, "We are on the verge of two massive additions to the squad." After failing to find the net in 26 games for Newport County he joined Conference rivals Luton Town on loan until the end of the 2011-12 season. In June 2012 McAllister, who is now aged 32, rejoined Eastleigh.

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