Shaw Lane AFC could make a major coup by signing former Reds striker Kayode Odejayi.

The club has been in talks with Odejayi, 35, for a fortnight and are hopeful of securing his signature but manager Craig Elliott says he has other options.

He said: "Talks between us have been quite positive.

"He is a really nice lad and still lives in the area. He is looking to set up a fitness business and a move to us could suit him.

"We are under no illusions and there is another club interested in signing him. We are expecting an answer by the weekend. I think he has been interested in Shaw Lane's story and journey."

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Odejayi, who has recently left Stockport, is remembered for his winning goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup and then the subsequent miss against Cardiff City in the semi-final.

Elliott says his signing would have two positives.

He said: "It's a no brainer for us in terms of what he can do on the pitch. But also he has a history with Barnsley FC and hopefully that would generate a bit more interest in the club."