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BARNET SIGN MICHAEL KUIPERS

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18:30 28th March 2013

Michael Kuipers has joined the club on a short-term deal

Barnet Football Club have added experienced goalkeeper Michael Kuipers to their ranks on a short-term deal. 

The 38-year-old, who began his footballing career with Door Wilskracht Sterk, made 17 appearances for Crawley Town last season with his final performance coming on the 28th April 2012.

Kuipers moved to England in 1999 joining Bristol Rovers, where he spent 16-months, before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion in June 2000.

The Dutchman made almost 250 appearances for club during a ten-year-spell that also saw him loaned out to Hull City and Boston United.

On 19th May 2010 he joined Crawley Town. The highlight of his three-year spell came on 18 February 2011 when he started in the Red Devil’s 1-0 FA Cup loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

Paul Fairclough, Director of Football, said: “Going into the final bend with current injuries to Sam Cowler and Liam O'Brien we felt it was vital to ease the pressure on young Dillon Barnes and bring in an experienced goalkeeper.

“Michael is an outstanding keeper who has had an outstanding career. His experience and enthusiasm will add to the dressing room during a crucial stage of the season.”

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