CROSSLEY COMPLETES BORO SWITCH
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
As we reported on Tuesday, Crossley turned down the chance to remain at Nottingham Forest and will play his football at the Riverside Stadium next season.
Middlesbrough manager Bryan Robson said: "He has vast experience of Premiership football. At his age he should be at the peak of his career as a goalkeeper."
The 31-year-old Yorkshireman will provide cover for first choice Mark Schwarzer - although he will also be competing with former-Burnley star Marlon Beresford for the reserve keeper spot.
Crossley started his career at Forest, and has been a consistent performer for the Nottingham side.
Loan spells at Manchester United and Millwall have punctuated his 13-year tenure at the City Ground, but the move to Boro will be his first permanent foray away from his original club.
The Welsh international keeper played 24 times for Forest in their last campaign, but will now be given the chance to resurrect his career in the Premiership.
Crossley has passed a medical and signed a two-year contract with the North East club.