Boreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce the return of Denmark Under 20’s striker Justin Shaibu from Brentford on a season long loan.
The former Danish Under 20’s forward Shaibu, now 21, began his career with Danish Division One side HB Koge and even won their Talent of the Year award in 2014, in his breakthrough campaign.
The explosive striker would earn a move to England with Brentford in 2016 and then get a call up into the first team just a month later. He started on the bench against Exeter City in the EFL Cup and replaced Emmanuel Ledesma to make his debut.
Following 10 goals in just 18 games for the B team, Shaibu became a regular on the bench for the Bees first team, which earned him a fresh three-year contract. The striker has also spent time on loan in League One with Walsall.
Shaibu then joined the Wood in August last year and went on to score 9 league goals for the wood and 12 in all competitions.
Shaibu said: “I was very pleased when I got the call to say that I had an opportunity to come back here and play minutes and help the team, I am very happy to be here.
“The boss has said that I have got an opportunity to come here and get some game time and that if I perform, then I will play a lot of minutes.
“I think that the style of play here suits me, so I am just very pleased to be here. I think that I am powerful and quick, and I like to run in behind.
“The pitch here is world class and I am looking forward to getting onto it and playing some first team football and scoring more goals for the Wood.”
Gaffer Luke Garrard commented on the return of Justin Shaibu by saying “He has been someone who myself and the Chairman have been chasing all summer. I know what he can do , I know what he brings and I know he will improve further as both a player and as a person as the season progresses.
”I now have a strike force of Kabongo Tshimanga, Tyrone Marsh, Sorba Thomas and Justin Shaibu and they all bring different qualities to the table and that gives me options that I haven’t had in a while. The challenge for all four of them will be, if you do get given a start, then ensure you do enough every game to keep your shirt”