Boreham Wood have announced the loan signing of forward Gozie Ugwu from Chesterfield.

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The 25-year-old former Dunfermline Athletic, Yeovil Town and Wycombe Wanderers player enjoyed a terrific 2016/17 season at Woking, scoring 21 for the Cards. Seventeen of those goals came in the Vanarama National League, but after a move to Chesterfield last summer in League Two, Ugwu has not scored for the club and he was made available for transfer by manager Martin Allen.

He now moves to Boreham Wood on loan for the rest of the season and manager Luke Garrard is excited about reigniting Ugwu’s potential:

“I think that he is a 6”2’ powerhouse, who 18 months ago was ripping this league up with Woking. He has all the tools and I have seen it first-hand.

“I courted him 18 months-to-two years ago when he was at Woking, but he then got the move to Chesterfield in the League. I believe that I can get the best out of him, I believe that he needs an arm around him and a platform to go again.

“He knows the demand from me and he knows exactly what I am expecting of him and what this football club is expecting from him.”

Ugwu is similarly enthusiastic about this fresh opportunity:

“I am delighted. It feels like a fresh start and I am looking forward to enjoying my football again and scoring goals.

“I have spoken with the gaffer and I watched the team play against Chesterfield and it is a good team who plays good football. I like to do a bit of both as a striker; I like to go in behind and I can also show and come to feet and I think that I have got a good eye for goal.

“I had a stint through injury and I think that I lost a bit of confidence during that period. I just want to get back to my best and get back to the person who I was and enjoying my football again.

“Playing games and scoring goals.”