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Junior signs for Dundalk

 

Dundalk FC is delighted to announce the signing of Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.

The 26-year-old Londoner is very familiar with the SSE Airtricity League. In 2019, he scored 14 goals for Derry City to finish top of the Premier Division scoring charts.

After a brief spell in Israel at the beginning of 2020, he returned to Ireland for the second half of last season, helping Sligo Rovers to a fourth-placed finish and a place in Europe.

“It’s a league that I know and there will be no surprises but this is a new challenge for me and every club has different expectations and pressures,” he told dundalkfc.com.

“Dundalk is a very ambitious club and the aim is to keep winning and achieving more in Europe. If you hear that a club like that is interested in you, then it’s really exciting and I’m delighted to be here.”

Junior trained with the Lilywhites squad on Tuesday and he said he was looking forward to working alongside players he has lined up against in the past.

“I think I played against Dundalk six times when I was at Derry and each game was very tough so it’s good to be on the other side now,” he smiled.

“I trained with the boys on Tuesday. It was a good session and I enjoyed every bit of it. The plan now is to get to know the boys more and see how they play and for them to get to know my strengths.

“We have a lot of attacking threats and options in the squad,” he added. “We have a lot of different players and I think we will complement each other and make each other better.”

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