Swiss-born striker looking to hit the ground running with King's Lynn Town
Gold Omotayo is licking his lips at the chance to forge a ‘big man, little man’ strike partnership with Junior Morias at King’s Lynn Town.
The 27-year-old – recruited from Lynn’s National League rivals Wrexham last week – can’t wait to get started as the Linnets head into their first friendly of the summer at home to Milton Keynes Dons tonight.
Departed duo Adam Marriott and Michael Gash have set the barometer in terms of goals in recent seasons, now Lynn’s arrival wants to do the same with Morias by his side.
Omotayo said: “It’s a massive part that you feel comfortable with your strike partner and I think we’re going to scare some defenders this year.
“We have a mutual friend who I played with at Gloucester City and I think we are going to get on well.
“I will bring physicality to the team and I know Lynn’s style of play will suit me.
“I’m versatile and every game you work hard. I know I can flick it it on and bring my team-mates into play.
“If I get game time time, I will score goals and that’s what I’m here for.”
The 6ft 4in frontman, who started his football career as a goalkeeper with FC Zurich, scored twice in Wrexham’s 5-3 home win over the Linnets in May.
He also played for FC Halifax and National League North side Gloucester City last season before joining Wrexham on a non-contract basis in April.
He had a season in League Two with Bury, having signed for them in the summer of 2018.
But despite being in the country for three-and-a-half years, the Swiss-born footballer striker feels he still has to reach his peak on a football pitch after being sold the club by Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse.
“Ian is a massive part why I came here,” he said.
“He explained the project to me, knows what I can bring to the team and trusts me.
“I know that I will play games and that’s the biggest part for me. I’m here to score goals and win games.
“I’m 27 but I haven’t played as many games as a lot of players my age. I’m not at my peak yet and I want to reach it with this club.”
Tonight’s clash sees Lynn boss Culverhouse come up against one of his former players in the dugout.
MK Dons manager Russell Martin was signed by Norwich City when Culverhouse was assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Carrow Road.
The game has a 7pm kick-off and will be played over four 30-minute halves as both sides use big squads.