Prolific Kolodynski signs for Poppies

David Kolodynski has signed for Kettering Town
David Kolodynski has signed for Kettering Town

Kettering Town have completed the signing of prolific striker David Kolodynski.

The frontman joins the Poppies from Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central rivals Rugby Town.

The 25-year-old, who already has 20 goals to his name this season and is Rugby’s all-time leading goalscorer, goes straight into the Kettering squad to face Potters Bar Town at Latimer Park on Saturday.

Kolodynski said: “I’m excited about the new challenge, it’ll be good to join a team that is currently top of the league and hopefully to score some goals to keep us at the top.

“I like to play in front of big crowds and win, and Kettering are doing that this season.

“I want to improve on the 39 goals I scored last season. 40 goals is the minimum but it could be more and with the chances the team are creating it should be more.”

Poppies joint-boss Scott Machin added: “We are delighted that David has agreed to join the club.

“He is a player with a proven track record for scoring goals at this level with over 150 goals in the last six seasons.

“He is a player that we have been keen on for some time, who comes alive in and around the final third and he will offer us something different with his clinical finishing and movement.

“We feel he will complement the players that we have in the squad and ensure we have very stiff competition for places within the team.

“Being able to sign players of David’s calibre shows how much the club has progressed both on and off the field during the past 12 months.”

Kolodynski hit 35 goals in all competitions for Rugby in the 2012/13 campaign before following that up with 39 last season as The Valley, like Kettering, reached the Division One Central play-offs.

The Poppies will be looking to rack up a fifth successive league victory this weekend as they aim to strengthen their grip on top spot.

They moved five points clear at the summit last weekend as their impressive 2-1 success at Aylesbury was coupled with a surprise 2-1 home defeat for second-placed Hanwell Town to St Ives Town.