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Okenabirhie Joins Town

10 June 2018


Okenabirhie Joins Town

10 June 2018

Young forward joins from Dagenham on two year deal

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Fejiri Okenabirhie from Dagenham & Redbridge.

The England C forward joins Town on a two-year deal plus option for an undisclosed free.

Fejiri is delighted is to make the permanent move to Shrewsbury and hopes to make an impact.

“I’m delighted to have signed and I’m looking forward to next season,” Said Fejiri.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to start.

“I’ve had a good two years at Dagenham and I’ve really enjoyed my time there.

“I think it’s the right time to step up and Shrewsbury is the right club to do it.”

Okenbirhie feels he will be able to make the step up to The Sky Bet League One from the National League and hopes to be a benefit the team .

“It’s going to be a change for me. I’m ready for it and looking to embrace it and contribute to a good season next year,” the forward said.

“I’ve played in League One before with Stevenage, so it is nice to be back and now I think I’m ready to make an impact.

“I think Shrewsbury is the right fit and I’m raring to go.

“You always have to have belief in your ability. In football things can change really quickly and I found my self in Non-League. I just kept working hard on my game.

“Thankfully I have been given an opportunity to be here and hopefully now I can kick on and do really well for Shrewsbury.”

Fejiri joins Shrewsbury as another player who has made the step up from Non-League football and feels he can emulate the success of previous players.

“It shows the club gives players opportunities from lower leagues,” Okenabirhie said.

“Shown by the team performance last season, anything is possible. I’m hoping to come in and do the same and add to what the team did last year.”

The new signing gave the fans an insight into what he is like as a player, he said: “I’m a forward, I can play down the middle or either side and I like to contribute with goals and assists.

“Hopefully I can bring that and the fans will be able to see what I can do.”

Fejiri notched 12 goals for Dagenham & Redbridge last season

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