Evans delighted to beat off others to Odejayi signing.

Last updated : 15 May 2012 By Bigrich.....

''I am delighted with this signing and I have to say we have beaten a number of good clubs to get him here but with the fantastic New York Stadium and the big support we have here I always believed we stood a chance, and I never gave up." Evans said.

''Kayode is a real handful for any defence and he has been in outstanding form. He is powerful, quick and outstanding in the air, and we all look forward to working with him.

''At times the lad single handily produced performances that kept Colchester United in the League One promotion race. I know the manager down there very well and I know how highly he rates the lad, so he will be very sorry to see him leave I know that much. I spoke with two managers in League One whose team faced Kayode last season. Both of those gentlemen told me it would be in there opinions a fantastic signing as he caused those teams all sorts of problems."

''He is another part of the squad we are working hard to assemble this summer that will in turn see us really challenge for a place in League One. Players with his style and of this quality are hard to get but we will try our best to convince these lads to join us and become part of something really special.

''The lad has just been voted the supporters player of the year at Colchester United and these are the type of awards that say what those that follow Colchester United think of his contribution. I would think it is very appropriate this time, I watched him several times last season and he was excellent every time.''