FORMER Colchester United winger Ryan Gondoh has swapped non-league football for the Scottish Championship after signing for Ayr United.

The 24-year-old, who made eight appearances for the U's between 2018 and 2019, has signed for The Honest Men on a deal until June 2023, after leaving Wealdstone.

Gondoh, who joined Colchester from non-league outfit Maldon and Tiptree in January 2018,

He told the Ayr website: "The opportunity attracted me to Ayr United and I didn't want to turn it down.

"There's been positive changes here and the head coach has got a good background in the league.

"It happened within 24 hours.

"I've not met the team yet but I've met the staff and everyone was welcoming and everyone was lovely.

"I'd say I'm a player who gets people off their seats - creative and positive, with flair and threat - always on the edge and running at people and causing problems.

"That's what sort of player I am.

"I'm a bubbly character and welcoming to everyone.

"I'm a people person and I can get on with anyone from the community, all walks of life.

"That's the sort of person I am."

Gondoh made his professional debut in 2015 for Barnet.

He moved on to Maldon and Tiptree and signed for the U's in January 2018 and was handed his debut by John McGreal.

Gondoh stayed at Colchester until August 2019 and played for the likes of Carshalton and Concord Rangers, before joining Wealdstone in March 2021.

He went on to have a spell at Hampton and Richmond Borough before re-joining Wealdstone, last December.