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Glovers sign experienced striker Izale McLeod on free transfer

25 August 2016

Yeovil Town have signed experienced striker Izale McLeod on a free transfer after being released by Notts County earlier today.
 
McLeod, who is a proven Football League goal scorer, signed for the Magpies for a six-figure fee in the summer of 2015 after scoring 21 goals for Crawley in the 2014/15 season.
 
After being released by the Nottinghamshire club, McLeod has signed a contract with the Glovers until the end of the season.
 
The 31-year-old has scored over 150 career goals in more than 450 appearances since starting his career at Derby County and netted 10 times for John Sheridan’s side last season including three braces, finishing the campaign as the club’s second highest scorer.
 
The former England Under-21 international has featured for 12 clubs across the Football League including MK Dons, Charlton Athletic, Barnet and Portsmouth, being named League Two Player of the Year in 2007 as well as making the PFA Team of the Year on two occasions. 

After completing the signing, manager Darren Way said: "He's a player I've kept my eyes on for a number of years, I remember he completely dominated a game against us one year where he had one chance and scored.

"Izale's a goal scorer with a wealth of experience who is going to add to our squad and he's got fantastic ability which will drive the other players on."

With the formalities done with and the paperwork completed, the striker said he's looking forward to getting going.

"It feels really good, I've been to Huish Park a few times and it's good to now be on the home side.

"I heard about the team and how well they have done in pre-season and at the start of this season, but the biggest factor was after speaking to the manager where he showed me how much he wanted me to come."
 
McLeod will be available for selection for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture at Doncaster Rovers and will wear the number 18 shirt. 

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