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Dartford sign striker Femi Akinwande on loan from League 2 Stevenage

Dartford boss Steve King has completed the loan signing of Femi Akinwande from Stevenage.

The 24-year-old forward has made 11 appearances for Stevenage this season without finding the net.

Dartford manager Steve King. Picture: Keith Gillard (6622945)
Dartford manager Steve King. Picture: Keith Gillard (6622945)

He joined them in the summer after impressing in National League South with Billericay and Braintree last term.

Akinwande is no stranger to Dartford having been part of the club's academy intake in 2013, making first-team appearances under then manager Tony Burman.

He had spells at Leatherhead and Walton Casuals while at the Darts previously and then joined Maldon & Tiptree where he scored 11 goals in 15 appearances. He was signed by Colchester but made only three senior outings for them.

Darts boss Steve King has been keen to bolster his forward line after Alfie Pavey returned to Barnet following a brief loan spell and Moussa Bakayoko linked up with league rivals Havant.

Speaking on Tuesday night, King said: "I feel we need that explosive pace in behind that’s going to hurt teams and I don’t think we’ve got that.

“We’ve got sharp players, bits and pieces, but we haven’t got one that can get in with pace and power and really upset teams.

“Hopefully that’s the (sort of player) I’m going to sign in the next couple of days.”

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