EXPERIENCED Nigerian international striker Kayode Odejayi has signed for Guiseley after impressing in pre-season games.

The 35-year-old has joined the Lions as they prepare for their third season in the National League.

Odejayi famously scored the goal that took Barnsley into the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 2008 as they beat holders Chelsea 1-0.

And he is expected to form Guiseley’s new strike force alongside former North Ferriby marksman Reece Thompson, another summer signing, in Saturday’s home clash with Doncaster Rovers.

He is the fourth player to sign a contract with the Lions this week as manager Adam Lockwood strengthens his squad.

Callum McFadzean, a 23-year-old, who can play at full back or in midfield, has been offered terms after leaving Alfreton Town while two Guiseley Academy products, Scott Smith and George Gomersall have been given their first contracts.

Odejayi started out as a youth player at Bristol City before joining Forest Green after a successful loan spell.

He scored 13 goals before he moved on to Cheltenham Town in 2003 where his 30 goals in 148 appearances earned him a move to Barnsley in 2007

Odejayi played 74 games for The Tykes scoring four times and had loan spells at Scunthorpe and Colchester before signing for the latter.

It was in his three-year spell at Barnsley that he gained his one international cap.

The 6ft 3ins forward has since made his physical presence felt in spells with Rotherham United, Accrington Stanley, Tranmere and Stockport County.