Morton sign former Dundee United striker Kudus Oyenuga



Morton manager Jim Duffy has signed Kudus Oyenuga on a one-year contract and could hand the former Dundee United striker a debut in Tuesday evening’s Betfred Cup clash at Hamilton.

The 23-year-old impressed following a week-long trial after Duffy initially noticed Oyenuga when he scored for Livingston against Ton during last month’s pre-season friendly.

Oyenuga could feature at New Douglas Park should international clearance arrive in time.

(Pic: JimJim)
(Pic: JimJim)

The London-born forward, who struggled to make an impact in two years at Tannadice, had been a free agent after leaving Hartlepool.

Duffy, speaking to, said: “He has been in for a week and trained very well amongst the boys and I just felt he fitted in and would be a different type of striker to what we have.

“Kudus can play with his back to goal because he’s a physically strong boy but he can also get in behind because he has a turn of pace.

“He can also play out wide as well as at centre forward, so gives us a couple of options at the top end of the pitch – and I think we need extra competition up there.

“We were certainly aware of Kudus playing against us at Livingston and he was someone we enquired about a couple of weeks ago.

“As we always do, we did our homework on his character with him being at Dundee United and on loan to Cowdenbeath.

“Everybody said he was a really good boy to have in the dressing room, so we decided to bring him in to have a look and from there offered him a contract.”