Chelmsford City sign striker Shaun Batt

Shaun Batt, right, in action for Leyton Orient. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Shaun Batt, right, in action for Leyton Orient. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Chelmsford City have signed striker Shaun Batt.

The former Peterborough United and Leyton Orient hitman had been plying his trade for Sky Bet League Two side Barnet last season.

The 30-year-old began his career as a youngster at Stevenage Borough before a two year spell with Dagenham & Redbridge.

He signed for Fisher Athletic in June 2007, making 33 appearances for the Conference South side during the 2007-08 season. His eleven goals at the second level of non-league led to a move to the Football League with Peterborough United, but he could not recreate his success and scored four times in 60 appearances.

A loan move to Millwall saw Batt given first-team football and the 6ft 2ins striker netted three times in 17 appearances before signing permanently for the League One side.

He moved to Leyton Orient in June 2013 before signing for Barnet on a two-year deal in July 2015.

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