Ayr United have been busy since the season ended with both renewing contracts and releasing players in a bid to improve upon their 8th place finish and Lee Bullen and his team think their new forward can help them do that.

Dipo Akinyemi, the newest of Lee Bullen’s signings, arrives from National League South side Welling United. He has always been deployed as a central striker and Bullen will hope that he will provide that extra goalscoring ability to help propel The Honest Men up the SPL Championship table next season.

The English-born 24 year-old also played for League Two’s Stevenage in the 2015-16 season at the age of 18 making 16 appearances and scoring only one goal.

He did have his most prolific season of his career this year however for Welling United scoring 18 goals in his 37 appearances throughout the season.

Ayr’s goalscoring in the league last season averaged out at 1.08 goals scored per game which places them 6th in the form table from last season and will be looking to improve on that to help them challenge for promotion.

Dipo took to social media over the weekend to express his joy at signing for The Honest Men.

He wrote on his Twitter: “Absolutely buzzing to have signed for Ayr United and can’t wait to get started.

“The staff have been nothing but welcoming and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this club.

“Thanks to my agents for making this happen. I can’t wait to meet the fans.”

The striker has signed a two-year-deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the ‘23-24 season.

Akinyemi wasn’t the only striker to sign on with Ayr as a stalwart of the side pledged another year to the club in a move that will feel like a new signing for those in the locker room.

The ever-reliable Michael Moffat has agreed to extend his time at Somerset Park for another year which will bring him into his 10th year of service over two spells at the club. Moffat will also be making the transition to being involved with the team’s sports science and medical department.