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Dagenham & Redbridge: Daggers attacker Fejiri Okenabirhie delighted to get opportunity at Shrewsbury Town

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 June 2018

Fejiri Okenabirhie in action for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Fejiri Okenabirhie in action for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Fejiri Okenabirhie has revealed his delight of getting an opportunity at League One side Shrewsbury Town after joining on an undisclosed fee from Dagenham & Redbridge.

The 22-year-old, who had an impressive campaign last term, picking up England C player of the year award and netting 12 goals for the Daggers is keen to show his potential.

“I’m delighted to have signed and I’m looking forward to next season,” Okenabirhie told Shrewsburytown.com.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to start.

“I’ve had a good two years at Dagenham and I’ve really enjoyed my time there.

“I think it’s the right time to step up and Shrewsbury is the right club to do it.”

Okenbirhie feels he will be able to make the step up to The Sky Bet League One from the National League and hopes to be a benefit the team .

“It’s going to be a change for me. I’m ready for it and looking to embrace it and contribute to a good season next year,” he said.

“I’ve played in League One before with Stevenage, so it is nice to be back and now I think I’m ready to make an impact.

“I think Shrewsbury is the right fit and I’m raring to go.

“You always have to have belief in your ability. In football things can change really quickly and I found my self in Non-League. I just kept working hard on my game.

“Thankfully I have been given an opportunity to be here and hopefully now I can kick on and do really well for Shrewsbury.”

Fejiri joins Shrewsbury as another player who has made the step up from Non-League football and feels he can emulate the success of previous players.

“It shows the club gives players opportunities from lower leagues,” Okenabirhie said.

“Shown by the team performance last season, anything is possible. I’m hoping to come in and do the same and add to what the team did last year.”

The attacker will also link up with former team-mate Abu Ogogo at New Meadow after the club beat off further interest for his signature.


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