Southport sign striker Osayamen Osawe after Blackburn release

Osayamen Osawe

Southport have signed former Blackburn Rovers striker Osayamen Osawe.

The 19-year-old forward was released by Rovers at the end of last season having failed to make a first-team appearance for the Championship club.

Osawe had two loan spells away from Ewood Park last term, featuring on three occasions for Accrington Stanley and twice for Hyde FC.

Alan Wright's Sandgrounders begin their Conference Premier campaign at home to Luton Town on Saturday.