Date: 16th June 2016 at 4:06pm
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Manager Gary Bowyer has made his second capture of the week, and it’s striker Kyle Vassell from Peterborough United.

The 23 year old joins us on a free following his release from the London Road outfit, and come July 1 he’ll officially sign a one year deal with the club, with an option for a further year.

Vassell also came through the non league route, with his goalscoring exploits for Bishop’s Stortford attracting Peterborough’s interest and they signed him for an undisclosed fee back in November 2013.

Last season he spent time out on loan with Dagenham and Redbridge and Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking to the Official Site Vassell admitted the last few years hadn’t been great for him, so he’s really looking to kick on now.

‘With how football has gone for me in the last couple of years, this is probably the most important decision I’ve made in football. I’m delighted to be here. I spoke to the manager about how he saw me and how he wanted me to fit into his team and I loved what he had to say. It wasn’t a hard decision for me. I want to come here, play well, win games, get promoted and score goals.’

Bowyer himself said of the deal.

‘Kyle has some real power behind him and a great desire to succeed. He offers us a different option in attack and we’ll be working hard on the training ground to bring out the best in his performances.’

In his more indepth interview following the announcement of his deal at Blackpool, Vassell also said consistency for him was now key to kicking on.

‘I think that’s what I’ve lacked in the last couple of years. Hopefully the gaffer and I can get on well and I can do that here. As a striker it’s about regularly scoring goals and putting in consistent performances. The club has gone down and I’ve had a bit of a lull in my career, a bit of a plateau, so hopefully I can bounce back and get to where I want to be and the club can as well.’

One thing boosting him is he felt he really found his form at the end of last year in his time with Shrewsbury, so he’s looking to build on that.

‘The one at Shrewsbury was the best I had. I didn’t get the record I needed of goals but I played consistent football and I played well, which I think has contributed to me being here.’

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