Exeter City have snapped up striker Nicky Ajose on a free transfer, as announced by their official club website today.

The 27-year-old was released by Charlton Athletic in May having spent the second-half of last season at Mansfield Town on loan.

Exeter have been in the hunt for a new striker and have found their man in Ajose, who has played over 300 games so far in his career.

The former Manchester United youth player has had a well travelled career to date and has also played for the likes of Peterborough United, Bury, Crawley Town, Swindon Town, Leeds United and Crewe Alexandra in the past.

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He has told Exeter’s website today: “I am delighted. It has been an interesting summer for myself. I came down here and spoke to Matt (Taylor) , the manager, and when I got on the flight home my mind was made up. I knew where I wanted to spend the next part of my career.”

St James Park Stadium. Photo by Graham Hunt.

You just get a feeling when you are at a certain place and it is club with honest people and they have got a track record of developing players of all ages.”

“The facilities are good, even beyond this level, so all those things and then a manager who has shown a lot of desire to get me here and the coaching staff as well. It just felt right and hopefully it is going to work out well.”

He added: “I am hungry to score goals.”

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