Pools sign Olomola

We are delighted to announce the signing of Olufela Olomola.

The forward joins us after recently leaving Scunthorpe United.

Olomola is a former-Arsenal youth graduate who made his move to Southampton at a very young age. He went on a half-season loan spell from the Saints to Yeovil at the start of the 2017/18 season and made a real impact with seven goals in 21 league appearances.

His exploits at Huish Park earned him a three-year contract with Scunthorpe when he left Southampton in the summer of 2018, and he returned for a second half-season term with the Glovers at the beginning of the following season.

In August 2019, the forward joined Carlisle United on a season-long loan scoring five goals for the Blues.

Best known as ‘Fela’, the front man is best known for his explosive pace and attacking threat and has shown his finishing capabilities during the current pre-season. Fela was able to grab four goals in the second half during Pools’ game at Runcorn and also had the ball in the back of net against Spennymoor but that was deemed offside.

Dave Challinor spoke about his new signing:

Fela has come in and earned a deal. He’s looked sharp in training, took his goals well, granted against lower opposition but has looked a threat. We now have to work with him to get out of him what we need over the coming weeks. Undoubtedly with the delivery and quality we have in wide areas we will create chances and if he keeps putting himself in the right positions he’ll get opportunities to score.