Lee Novak joins Scunthorpe United after Charlton Athletic exit

Novak joins Scunthorpe after Charlton exit
© Getty Images
League One outfit Scunthorpe United complete the signing of 28-year-old striker Lee Novak on a free transfer following his departure from Charlton Athletic.

Scunthorpe United have completed the signing of striker Lee Novak on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old has penned a two-year deal at Glanford Park following his exit from League One rivals Charlton Athletic on deadline day.

Born in Newcastle, Novak started his senior career with Scottish side Gretna, before returning to the North-East to play for Newcastle Blue Star and then Gateshead.

The player was then snapped up by Huddersfield Town in 2009, where he scored 34 goals in 144 appearances, before moving to Birmingham City in 2013 and spending three years in the West Midlands.

Novak subsequently signed for the Addicks last summer and endured an injury-plagued debut season at The Valley, before being sent off after just six minutes against Bristol Rovers in the opening game of the new campaign.

Charlton manager Karl Robinson is quoted by News Shopper as saying: "I'd like to put on record my thanks to Lee. He is an excellent professional and worked hard for me and the club from the moment I walked into the building.

"He was unlucky with injuries in his time here and his dedication cannot be faulted, as people will have seen most recently in the Norwich game. This, however, was a deal that was best for all involved. We wish him all the best for the future."

Novak has scored 59 goals in 177 EFL starts and could make his debut for the Iron at Bury on Saturday.

Joe Dodoo of Bury beats Donal McDermott of Rochdale during The Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Rochdale and Bury at Spotland on December 6, 2015 in Rochdale, England.
Read Next:
Dodoo joins Charlton on loan from Rangers
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury17124126111540
2Wigan AthleticWigan17113330111936
3Bradford CityBradford1810352720733
4Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe189542213932
5Charlton AthleticCharlton169432518731
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn1684424121228
7Oxford UnitedOxford Utd187563122926
8Rotherham UnitedRotherham188283125626
9Fleetwood Town187562726126
11Peterborough UnitedPeterborough177462724325
13MK Dons186572026-623
14Southend UnitedSouthend176562027-723
15Oldham AthleticOldham176383036-621
16Bristol Rovers1870112633-721
17Doncaster RoversDoncaster185581921-220
19AFC Wimbledon185491420-619
21Northampton TownNorthampton1853101530-1518
23Plymouth ArgylePlymouth1835101328-1514