Nicky Ajose has signed for League Two's Exeter City.

The forward was a free agent after his contract at Charlton expired at the end last month.

Ajose, 27, failed to hold down a regular spot in Lee Bowyer's plans at The Valley and spent the second half of last season on loan at Mansfield.

Mansfield, with two goals from Ajose in ten appearances made the play-offs last season before missing out on promotion in the semi-final losing to Newport County.

The former Manchester United trainee scored eight goals in 42 appearances for the Addicks after arriving from Swindon Town in 2016.

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“I am delighted,” Ajose said.

"I came down here and spoke to Matt (Taylor), the manager, and when I got on the flight home my mind was made up. I knew where I wanted to spend the next part of my career.

“You just get a feeling when you are at a certain place and it is club with honest people and they have got a track record of developing players of all ages."

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Exeter reportedly beat off a host of League One clubs for the forward's signature.

Ajose was one of six players who's contract expired following the League One play-off final win.

Igor Vetokele, Josh Parker, Ben Reeves, Mark Marshall, and Jonny Williams were all released, and at the time Bowyer said:

“They are all different reasons as to why we haven’t offered those lads contracts.

"Obviously they’ve played a massive part in last season and that was probably the hardest part of any discussion I’ve had since being in charge."