STRIKER Omar Bogle is staying in League Two with Crewe Alexandra after leaving Newport County AFC.

The 30-year-old was released by the Exiles at the end of last season after making 86 appearances and scoring 27 goals for the club.

He finished the 2022/23 campaign strongly to finish with 19 goals – winning the club’s golden boot – but scored just eight times last term after being hindered by injuries.

Bogle stayed sharp by taking part in pre-season training camps held by the Professional Footballers Association and has got his reward, signing a two-year contract with the Railwaymen.

The striker, one of the division’s standout players on his day, will hope to follow the lead of Mickey Demetriou who was named in the League Two team of the year for 2023/24 after heading to Crewe from County last summer.

"Thrilled to be here," Bogle posted on social media. "New beginnings, can't wait to get going again now."

Bogle took part in the PFA camps along with fellow County leaver Offrande Zanzala before opting to move to Gresty Road.

“Some players like the idea of being a free agent because you get your pick of clubs but this is the first time I’ve been in this situation,” he told the Guardian.

“It’s been a bit weird but I’ve had calls and a few offers so knowing that there is interest in me still has helped.”

Bogle could make a return to Rodney Parade with Crewe on September 28 with the return fixture at Gresty Road on February 8.