Defender Eddie Oshodi joins Forest Green Rovers

Eddie Oshodi
Oshodi made 12 appearances while on loan at Rushden and Diamonds last season

Forest Green Rovers have signed Eddie Oshodi on a two-year deal.

The 19-year-old defender has been without a club since his release from Watford in the summer but had been playing for Burton Albion's reserves.

Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire: "I jumped at the chance to get him in.

"He's impressed everyone with his power, his pace and his leadership qualities so he's a very strong addition to the squad."

Hockaday added: "Potentially he can play at a very high level but he's another one who's got a little bit lost and now just needs to play."

Oshodi worked with Hockaday during his time in the Watford academy.

He made two first-team appearances for the Hornets and also enjoyed two loan spells at Rushden and Dagenham and Redbridge.