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Striker Signs for Spireites

25 May 2017

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Striker Gozie Ugwu has agreed to become Chesterfield’s latest signing, subject to passing a medical, penning a two-year contract after leaving non-league Woking.

Ugwu, who began his career at Reading, scored 21 goals in 49 appearances last season. The 24-year-old revealed that speaking to manager Gary Caldwell and a former Chesterfield player convinced him to join the Spireites.

He said: “There was interest from other clubs as well but Chesterfield stood out for me. I spoke to the manager and I pretty much knew what my decision would be. I also spoke to Gboly Ariyibi and he had good things to say about the club.”

Following spells at Dunfermline, Yeovil and Wycombe - along with a number of loan moves - Ugwu acknowledges that he benefitted from regular first-team football at Woking and he is keen to progress.

“I needed that opportunity to play regularly because I know I can score goals,” he said. “I’m quick, I can play with my back to goal and I like to feed off crosses. I know I’m not the finished product and I’m eager to learn and improve.”

Manager Caldwell said: “I have been very impressed with his physical attributes and his ability to score goals.

“It’s a big challenge for him now, but he’s played in the Football League before so he understands what it takes to succeed. He is someone I can see making a real impact.”

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