BASINGSTOKE Town have added a fifth forward to their squad by signing Sam Akinde.

The powerful striker, who has previously played for Ebbsfleet, Dover and Welling, joins after spending pre-season at League Two club Barnet.

Manager Jason Bristow said: "Sam’s a different type of player to those already in the squad and I’m sure he will compliment and support the squad with his presence.”

Akinde, who is 22, goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's home game against Margate, with Town searching for their first win of the season.