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25 September 2020 20:45

He’s got a vast goalscoring history and he played in the Premier League last season with Sheffield United.

sam ricketts

The 35-year-old – who made two appearances for the Blades in the Premier League last season – has signed a one-year deal on a free transfer. It comes as fellow forward Rekeil Pyke, another summer signing for Town, was ruled out for up to four months with a thigh injury. "Leon is a player I know well," said Town boss Sam Ricketts. "He knows a few of the lads here already which is good for everyone. He came down and saw the facilities and was amazed at the set-up.

rekeil pyke

"He's a great acquisition for the club. He's got a vast goalscoring history and he played in the Premier League last season with Sheffield United. Before that, he helped Sheffield gain promotion in another successful season. "He's scored a number of goals at a high level and the most important thing for me was that he's still got the desire and hunger to be successful – that's vital for us. He also brings some aggression to the top line and we wanted a proven goalscorer to help us win games." Thanks, your email has been added to our newsletter.