Bromley boss Neil Smith brings striker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe in on loan from Colchester United until January

Friday 27th July 2018

BROMLEY manager Neil Smith has unveiled the loan signing of striker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe from Sky Bet League Two side Colchester United.

The 24-year-old spent his youth in the ranks of Leyton Orient, Ilford and Millwall, before representing Hucknall Town, Aveley, Carlton Town and Enfield Town.

Following this, he learnt his trade in Nottinghamshire, representing Gedling Miners Welfare, where he scored six goals in eight appearances.

Following this, in 2015, he made the step up to the Conference South, where he played for Hayes and Yeading United, before moving on to Barkingside and Lewes for the remainder of the season.

After leaving Lewes, Ogedi-Uzokwe moved to Cyprus, where he spent the best part of two seasons with Turk Ocagi Limasol, scoring 11 goals in 53 appearances. However, it was his return to England that would see his rise up the leagues, starting with a prolific spell at Maldon & Tiptree.

After scoring 34 goals in as many games for The Jammers, Ogedi-Uzokwe became highly sought after by Football League clubs and it was Essex-based outfit Colchester United who would secure his signature.

After three starting and six substitute appearances for The U’s, in which he scored once and set up another goal in a 2-1 win against Coventry City, Ogedi-Uzokwe trained with the club in pre-season, scoring in a 5-0 win over Braintree Town.

Ogedi-Uzokwe told “It feels good to join, it’s a little different to Colchester but it’s been great to train with the lads today and work with a manager who I’ve known for a couple of years now. Hopefully I can hit the ground running and score a few goals.”

Upon capturing the striker on loan until January, manager Smith added; “We’re really excited to bring Junior in. He scored 26 goals in 25 league games for Maldon & Tiptree last year and has a lot of quality about him. Not only that, but he’ll help others in our team to push on and score more goals themselves.”

Smith’s latest recruit now means he has an 18 man squad ahead of their fourth Vanarama National League campaign, which gets underway with a trip to AFC Flyde on Saturday 4 August 2018.

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