Chelmsford City FC are delighted to announce that Forward, Michael Folivi, has joined the club

Folivi, 24, joins the Clarets boasting EFL experience having come through the youth set-up at Watford FC and having had spells with Coventry City, AFC Wimbledon and most recently Colchester United as well as a spell with National League side Boreham Wood.

Folivi also has a Premier League appearance to his name having made a substitute appearance for Watford against Stoke City in January 2017.

Manager, Robbie Simpson, spoke on the signing of the forward “Michael is a top player, he’s a player that’s highly thought of by teams in the football league”

“He’s just had terrible luck with a bad injury just before he was due to sign a good deal with a club in the Football League, it then didnt materialise and he’s been fighting to get back fit ever since. He’s been fit a little while now and been training with Full-Time clubs”

“Between now and the end of the season he wants to get games and we’re very lucky that he already knows a few of our players and having spoken to him myself on the phone I know what he wants to do, he wants to get back playing and scoring goals. Whatever happens in the summer he wants to give himself the best options available. He’ll do that by helping us.”

“We’re really thankful to his representatives for seeing us as the platform to give that to him and we’re thankful to Michael for believing in us and we’ll certainly put our faith in him and give him everything he needs to continue the last stage of his rehab essentially, but that involves playing games.”

“We hope that he’ll soon be scoring goals for us and we’re very excited to have Michael, he’s an all round top player who can play as a striker that can play any type of role a striker can as well as playing as an advanced midfielder or out wide so he gives us plenty of options to utilise him and we can’t wait to see him wearing a Claret shirt that’s for sure.”

Having completed all of the necessary paperwork in time, Folivi is available for selection in tonight’s squad.

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