Boss Rob Edwards believes striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has the desire to succeed at AFC Telford United.

The Bucks tied up a deal for the 31-year-old former Wolves and Shrewsbury Town man, who had been a free agent after his release from Chesterfield at the end of last season.

He trained with Telford last month and – following a trial at a Belgian club – has returned and agreed to join Edwards’ side.

“When we had him in for training, I didn’t want to build up too much – but we were hopeful,” said Edwards.

“Sylvan, understandably, wanted to play things by ear and see what was out there but he appreciated we were facilitating sessions, with the group, to build up his fitness. We thought it may be out of reach, but we got it done.

“It’s a big coup for the football club. He has had a rough time with injuries over the past few years, they can change careers.

“He’s saying all the right things now though, showing a lot of desire.

“And let’s face it, if he wasn’t motivated then he wouldn’t have signed for us.”

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