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Dartford joint-manager Jamie Coyle expects plenty of goals from new signing Kudus Oyenuga

By Craig Tucker

Jamie Coyle knows from experience how dangerous new Dartford striker Kudus Oyenuga is.

Oyenuga, who's joined from Chelmsford, terrorised Coyle's old club Welling last season.

Coyle tried to sign him for the Wings and while that didn't happen, he has his man after taking over as joint-manager at Dartford.

Jamie Coyle can't wait to let new striker Kudus Oyenuga off the leash Picture: Martin Apps
Jamie Coyle can't wait to let new striker Kudus Oyenuga off the leash Picture: Martin Apps

The 25-year-old started his career at Tottenham and has also played in the Football League with Hartlepool, as well as Scottish Championship football at Dundee.

Coyle said: "We played against him twice last year and he ripped us apart in both games.

"He was a constant threat where he's so quick. He has good movement and was a real handful, plus he's a real hard worker as well.

"There weren't many strikers who caused us that many problems but he was definitely one.

"I played against him in the home game and he was really good.

"I didn't play the away game – I was in the dugout for that one – and he was even better and scored a great goal.

"I tried to sign him but Rod Stringer, Chelmsford's manager, wanted to keep him.

"He's someone I admired last year and, fortunately for us, we had a chat and he was interested in coming to Dartford."

Darts have seen Alfie Pavey complete his move away from Princes Park, with the 26-goal striker joining National League new boys Havant.

There were rumours of interest from Leyton Orient but Pavey has joined a Havant side who pipped Darts to the National South title on goal difference.

Coyle, who also worked with Pavey at Welling last season, said: "Even before I got the job here I'd heard rumours two or three clubs were in for him.

"He's an ambitious young player and I wish him all the best.

"He had a fantastic season and with the goals he scored he was always going to attract attention."

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