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Reggae Boy McAnuff ‘delighted’ at move to Stevenage

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

After spending the last two months without a club, Jamaica midfielder, Joel 'Jobi' McAnuff, has finally secured a new home after he was signed on a free transfer by League Two side Stevenage FC on Tuesday.

McAnuff was released by another League Two club, Leyton Orient, in May after two seasons, in an undisclosed deal.

The 34-year-old, who has 29 caps for Jamaica, played 57 games for the Orients and scored six goals. He has played more than professional 600 games, spanning 16 years, starting with Wimbledon in 2000. His travels included clubs such as West Ham, Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Watford and Reading.

In an interview posted on the club's website:, McAnuff - who represented the Reggae Boyz at the recent Copa America Centenario - said he hopes to help them achieve their ambitions.

"I've had a few weeks off since the (Gold Cup) tournament, but you never really switch off. Everyone has been going back for pre-season so I've been champing at the bit. Once the interest from Stevenage was there and I'd spoken to the gaffer, it was just a case of getting it done," he admitted in an interview posted on the club's web site:

"I'm delighted to get the move done now. I've heard good things about the club and that's already been confirmed during my short time here," he added.

"The club is going in the right direction and I'm glad to be here and part of that. Being somewhere with that ambition, drive and enjoyment is important for me. For me, that's what it's all about, putting that graft in and trying to get results. Hopefully, I can add to what is a really tight group," he said.