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Garry’s a go for Gozie

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Garry Hill’s persistence in the transfer market has paid off after he was this morning reunited with his former Woking striker Gozie Ugwu.

Paperwork for the 25-year-old forward – who has scored almost 50 goals in the Football and National Leagues – was completed earlier today and he joins on loan from Chesterfield until the end of the season.

It will be the second spell with the Fleet for Ugwu who played 10 games and scored four times in an impressive loan spell from Reading under Liam Daish back in 2011/12.

Ugwu in action for Fleet v Wrexham in 2012

Since then, the highly rated youngster progressed from the Royals U21 side to play for Yeovil Town, Plymouth Argyle, Shrewsbury Town, Dunfermline Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers.

His most prolific spell came at Woking under Garry Hill in 2016/17 when he scored 17 times and he was one of the National League’s hottest properties, going on to sign for Chesterfield for 2017/18. He was also named the Vanarama National League player of the month for November 2016 after scoring nine goals in six games.

After appearing at the Kuflink Stadium for the Spireites in the opening game of this season, Ugwu was later loaned to Boreham Wood and he has found the net five times for the Wood in his stay there. His loan spell at Meadow Park was ended earlier this week to enable him to join the Fleet until the end of April.

Ugwu will wear the No.15 shirt and goes into the squad for the game at FC Halifax Town.

Ugwu against Jack King earlier this season


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