FORMER Dundee United and Hartlepool striker Kudus Oyenuga has signed for Morton.

The player has penned a one year deal at Cappielow after a successful trial.

Oyenuga played in the development squad’s friendly draw against Kilbirnie last week and is now set to make his debut in tomorrow night’s League Cup tie against Hamilton as long as international clearance comes through in time.

Ton boss Jim Duffy said he was 'delighted' to welcome Oyenuga to Cappielow.

He 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 and so gives us a couple of options at the top end of the pitch, and I think we need extra competition up there.”

Oyenuga caught Duffy'e eye while scoring against Ton for Livingston in a summer friendly.

Duffy said: “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.”

An Englishman of Nigerian descent, the hitman started his career with Spurs before loan spells at MyPa 47 of Finland, then Bury and St Johnstone.

After a season with Hayes & Yeading he switched to Dundee United before being farmed out on loan by the Tannadice club.

The London-born forward plied his trade with English League Two outfit Hartlepool United last term.