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Town swoop for Adeloye

Swindon strengthen the pack with new striker…

15 July 2022

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Swindon Town have completed their third signing in just 24-hours, finalising a deal for striker Tomi Adeloye.

The 26-year-old, who scored 14 goals for Scottish Championship side Ayr United last season, signs a two-year contract at The County Ground and joins on a free transfer.

Adeloye signed his first professional contract with Stoke City back in 2014, before heading out to Macclesfield Town on loan and then spending several years in non-league, turning out for the likes of Chelmsford Town, Dover Athletic, Welling United and Altrincham.

In 2017, he signed for Hartlepool United, making just the one appearance, before heading to Whitehawk on a free transfer.

He found a home at Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2018, scoring three times in 15 games, before netting three in just four matches for Ebbsfleet Town the following year.

Barnet came calling in February last term, and some impressive performances earned him a switch to Scotland where he enjoyed his most prolific season to date, helping the Championship strugglers avoid relegation with 11 league goals and three in the League Cup.

After just the one season, the forward, who stands at just under six foot two inches, has opted for a fresh challenge and come to SN1.

Speaking to Town’s Media Team, Adeloye said: “I had a very honest chat with Scott (Lindsey) and he told me how he wants this team to play, so I knew straight away I wanted to come here.

“The club did really well last season in getting to the play-offs and their attractive football is really appealing for any player, so I really want to be a part of that and most importantly, score goals.

“I finished last season strongly with Ayr United who were fantastic in helping establish me as a goal scorer, so I want to push on and show I can cut it in League Two.”

Town Technical Director, Sandro Di Michele, said: “Tomi is a really interesting player who has had to wait a little while for a break in the game, but worked incredibly hard in non-league and had a great season at Ayr last term.

“Importantly, he gives us something a bit different up top with a real presence and physicality, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him in a Town shirt when the new season gets underway.”

(Subject to EFL approval).

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