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Barnet sign striker Izale McLeod on one-year deal

Striker Izale McLeod
Charlton agreed a 1.5m deal to sign McLeod in 2007

Barnet have signed former Charlton and MK Dons striker Izale McLeod.

The 25-year-old, who was released by the Addicks in the summer, has signed a one-year deal with the Bees.

Charlton agreed a £1.5m deal in August 2007 to sign the forward from MK Dons - where he had impressed, scoring 54 league goals in 116 matches.

He struggled with injury at Charlton, but Bees chairman Tony Kleanthous said: "This is a real coup and potentially one of our biggest ever signings."

McLeod was out of action for seven months after suffering a knee injury while on loan with Colchester playing against Plymouth in March 2008.

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After returning to action, he had further loan spells at Millwall and Peterborough, but failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at the Valley and was released in the summer.

A medical with Barnet revealed that McLeod was still suffering with a knee problem, but the player told the club's website he was recovering well from recent surgery.

McLeod said: "I am really looking forward to putting on a Barnet shirt, getting back to my best, playing football and scoring goals.

"I'll be kick-starting my career as soon as possible and I am enjoying it at Barnet but, at the moment, it is one step at a time."

Manager Mark Stimson added: "At this level he will be a force. He will add pace and power to the group."



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