AFC Sudbury Manager Jamie Godbold has been looking to strengthen his squad in recent weeks and came up with the goods as he signed the experienced midfielder Erkan Okay.

The thirty-one year old had been playing this season with Cambridge City but a change of manager there earlier last week saw him leave, the club that plays its home game at St Ives Town.

Erkan has a wealth of experience, having started his footballing career at Ipswich Town in their Academy he left and joined up with Histon as they climbed the non-league pyramid. He was there for five seasons before one at Chelmsford led to him returning to Histon for two more. Lowestoft Town was next on his radar and in his five seasons with them they also rose up the non-league rankings. Last season he was with Royston Town and went to Cambridge City at the start of this term.

He has also represented England C and the England Futsal team.

Erkan will go straight in to squad for AFC’s Ryman League Cup tie at AFC Hornchurch on Tuesday and he is also not Trophy tied and thus available for the home tie against Gosport Borough next Saturday.
Speaking to the website Erkan said “It’s great to be here the facilities are second to none. I really can’t wait to get playing. I’ve been playing regularly at Cambridge so am fit and raring to go. I know several of the boys here so it’s all good”.


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