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Fifth-Tier Boreham Wood Still Trying To Sign Yakubu

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard has revealed that the National League club are still keen to sign Nigerian striker Yakubu Ayegbeni.

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu, 33, has been training with the fifth-tier Englisn side since the summer.

The free agent has not signed a deal, but has been teaching younger players.

“Yak is courteous, he comes and watches the games, he pays entrance. He’s fully on board with what I’m doing and what the club are doing,” Garrard said to the BBC.

Garrard initially got in touch with Yakubu, who lives close to Wood’s Hertfordshire ground, through a mutual friend after the forward returned to England following a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.

Yakubu, who played in the Premier League for Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, has been giving advice to Boreham Wood’s 21-year-old Morgan Ferrier – a striker that now has seven goals from 13 matches this term.

“I’m trying my hardest to get him (Yakubu) to sign a contract,” Garrard told BBC Three Counties Radio. “But as it stands I don’t know his current situation in terms of where he’s going or what he has planned.

“No disrespect to Morgan, Yak has been taking him under his wing the last three or four weeks and as long as he comes in and does that I’m happy to have Yak at the club.

“He teaches things I haven’t seen because he’s played at the highest level and in fairness to Morgan he’s all eyes and ears.”

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