Cove Rangers manager Paul Hartley has challenged striker Ola Adeyemo to showcase the form that won him a move to Watford five years ago.

The 26-year-old striker has signed for the Scottish League One club on a deal until January. Adeyemo won a move to Watford in 2016 after a loan at East Fife but he was unable to build on his early Vicarage Road promise, released a year later. Hartley knows the potential Adeyemo still possesses and he wants to uncover it with Cove.

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Signed on at Cove on a short-term deal until January as he looks for a chance to impress. (Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Hartley said of the former Watford talent: “We are delighted to get Ola on board. He’s been in training for the last week or so and has really impressed. Ola has pace as well as strength, so gives us a different option at the top end of the pitch.

“It’s also good to have another striker in because nobody really knows how things are going to go as far as the squad being affected by the pandemic goes.

“It was important to add a bit more cover as well as competition up front. It’s now up to Ola to make the best of the opportunity he has been given. The onus is on him to impress us.”

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