Striker Andy Cooke signs for Market Drayton Town

Andy Cooke
Cooke scored twice in 2007 play-off semis

Former Shrewsbury, Stoke and Burnley striker Andy Cooke has signed for Market Drayton Town.

The 37-year-old will link up again with boss Jimmy Mullen, who signed Cooke for Burnley from Newtown in 1995.

Five years later Cooke joined Stoke for £300,000 before spells with Bradford, Darlington and a stint in South Korea.

He then joined Shrewsbury Town where his two-year stay included the 2007 League Two play-off final 3-1 defeat by Bristol Rovers.

"This is a bit of a coup for us he'll be in the first-team squad but will also help with the reserves and with the commercial side of the club," a Drayton spokesman told BBC Radio Shropshire.

Cooke, who lives in the town, still plays for the Stoke City veterans' side.

The striker scored 51 goals in 172 League appearances for Burnley and then 21 goals in 93 games for Stoke before moving to South Korean club Busan I'cons in 2003.

On his return to England in January 2005, Cooke signed for Bradford City, playing 37 games and scoring five goals.

He had a three-month spell on loan at Darlington before signing for Shrewsbury, where he scored a hat trick in only his third game in a 3-0 win over Stockport in September 2006.

In the return game he also scored a hat trick in a 4-2 success.

In the League Two play off semi-final he came on as a substitute to score the two goals that earned a 2-0 aggregate victory over MK Dons.

Cooke picked up a hamstring injury early the following season, and left the club in April 2008.

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