Wonderful News that JJ Kayode (so good they named him twice…) is headed to the EFL Championship with League Two Runners-Up Rotherham United FC.
We are always proud to see our players make progress through the ranks, but none more so than Joshua who we first came across through a chance meeting with his father at a game in Dublin when JJ was only fifteen. The rest is in the history books.
We brought JJ to England on trial and whilst interest was expressed at a number of clubs, in both England and the Scotland, then the offer at Rotherham United felt the right one, and JJ was offered a scholarship which in turn lead to an offer of an early professional contract having been linked to a number of other clubs.
Lots of goals later JJ attracted the interest of a loan opportunity at Chesterfield FC in the Conference, where he helped stabalise the struggling club to consolidating its league status in 2018/19.
JJ made three appearances in the EFL Cup.
An Irish International call-up followed at he made his U19 debut in Dublin.
The current season has seen JJ on loan with Gateshead FC in the Conference up until December, and then an excellent EFL period on-loan at Carlisle United in League Two… some terrific goals and exceptional form through-out the season.
The 6’4″ Striker has scored wherever he has been, and we are all excited about the new season and what options come his way.
There is already huge interest in JJ for the new season and DDG was successful in to securing JJ with an improved new three-year contract earlier this year.
So far so good… exciting times ahead.