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✍️ Chiedozie Ogbene signs for City

Brentford winger joins Grecians on loan until January

31 August 2018

Exeter City have signed Chiedozie Ogbene on loan from Brentford until January.

Chiedozie, 21, has made two Championship and one EFL Cup appearance for the Bees after joining the West London club following a successful spell at League of Ireland Premier Division side Limerick.

The winger, who scored eight goals in 34 games at Markets Field, is known to City through assistant manager Eric Kinder who worked with the player at Limerick.

He is eligible to play for both the Republic of Ireland and Nigeria at International level and won the FAI Cup Cork in 2016.

Chiedozie said he was delighted to join Exeter on loan and get a chance to play in a team that is on the up.

“I am very excited,” said Chiedozie. “You have to be excited to get an opportunity like this. I am very pleased that Exeter have great belief in me to come down here and hopefully I can help them go to where they want to go.

“I have researched about the club and, knowing Eric, I have seen that they play good football and I feel like they are a team that are on their way up and I want to be part of that.”

Describing his style of player, he added: “I am a direct player. My strengths would be my pace and my power. I like to run at defenders. I like to get in behind and I like to bring a different dynamic of the game into football.

"That is what I want to do and I am going to use my strengths – my pace and my power – to threaten teams, try and score goals and get the team a win.”

City manager Matt Taylor added that Chiedozie is a player that has been on the club’s list of targets since the start of pre-season.

“He brings us a different dynamic in attack really. He is pacey, powerful and direct.

“He is still learning his game, he still developing. As with all loan players, Exeter City pride themselves on player development and Chiedozie’s progress will paramount during his time here.

“We will keep developing, keep working on him as a player and keep improving him and improving his end product in terms of attack. He is an exciting player and I am happy to have got him on board.”  

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