MANAGER John Snape hopes his patience will pay off after finally completing a move for a player “built like a house”.

Levi Andoh can play anywhere across the backline or in central midfield and has been training with City for a number of weeks.

Formerly with Cradley Town, the 22-year-old headed off to Canada to play for Thompson Rivers University in September but returned just before Christmas.

City have been awaiting international clearance since January 22 but in a press release today, the club said it expected to have Andoh available for the home Midland Football League Premier Division clash with Long Eaton United a week on Saturday.

“Levi is a young lad still learning his trade but one we see as part of our plans moving forward,” said Snape.

“He can play in a variety of positions and has great athleticism. He also has a no-fear approach and that has certainly come across in training up until now.

“We are looking forward to seeing how he does in game situations between now and the end of the season.

“He is a big lad, built like a house, so hopefully he can add a presence.”

The club statement read: “If no news is heard from the Canadian FA within 30 days, the English FA will issue us provisional clearance meaning Levi will be available for our next fixture versus Long Eaton United on Saturday, February 23.”