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Striker Sanmi Odelusi believes his move to Colchester United will get his career back on an upward trajectory.

The 24-year-old former Bolton Wanderers youngster, who describes himself as a "flair player", signed for the U's on a busy transfer deadline day for the club - along with loanee midfielders Brandon Comley and Brandon Hanlan - yesterday.

Odelusi, who had loan spells at Rochdale and Blackpool last season, has been training with the first team for the past couple of weeks and said he would be ready to slot into the side if called on when they head to Cambridge United in League Two tomorrow.

He said: “I started at Barking in Sunday football, before getting scouted by Bolton and I then broke through into the first team at 19.

“I then moved to Wigan, but things didn’t work out there I’ve had a few loans, but now I’m here.

“I’m familiar with League One and I played last year at Blackpool (in League Two) and played a part in them getting promoted.

“So it should be a good spell here at Colchester.

“I see it as a club to get settled at and to get my career going.

“It’s a good club to get yourself back on track and the philosophy of the club, the way it’s run and the way they play football will help me to improve my game as well.

“I’m fairly used to this league and I know that you have to get to grips with it quickly as games come thick and fast.

“I can play in a few positions – off the left, off the right, behind the striker and up top as well – but if I was to say a preferred position, it would be up top.

“I can be a hold-up man, but I like to run in behind and I can do a job up there.

“I score goals and I like to create chances – I’d say that I’m a flair player as I like to run at players and beat them doing the tricky stuff.

“But the main thing is that I work hard and I give 100 per cent.

“I run myself into the ground and the other stuff comes after as the main thing for me is working hard.

“Whenever I’m called upon, I’ll be ready, whether that’s on Saturday to start or off the bench.

“I’m ready to go and I’ll put 100 per cent effort in when I’m called upon.

“It would be the perfect game if I was called on to play against Cambridge on Saturday.”

Odelusi has been with the club for the last two weeks and admitted that he had liked what he had seen during his time so far with Colchester and was pleased to put pen to paper on a deal after being released by Wigan at the end of last season.

“I got a phone call asking if I wanted to come down here two weeks ago to see what I thought of the club," he said.

“Everyone has been really good and nice to me and we’ve come to an agreement so that I’ve signed until the end of the season.

“There were a couple of clubs interested in me, but after being here for two weeks, the manager, the assistant manager and the players have all grown on me and it feels like the right decision to make.

“Colchester are very attack-minded and they like to get the ball and pass.

“I’ve seen a couple of the games, including the Forest Green one last week and I’ve been very impressed.

“The way they played on Saturday ticked all the boxes for me and the club is set up for success.

“The stadium is a Championship stadium and there’s no reason why this club can’t get back there."