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Imps welcome quartet to LNER Stadium

10 January 2020

The Imps have today captured the signatures of four new players ahead of the weekend, with two coming in from the Premier League and two from Championship clubs and all are raring to go, ready to pull on the shirt of Lincoln City.

Tyreece John-Jules, Tayo Edun, Max Melbourne and Conor Coventry all joined in with training after signing deals at LNER Stadium. Tyreece and Conor come into the squad on loan deals until the end of the season from Arsenal and West Ham United, with Tayo and Max signing multi-year contracts with The Imps after leaving Fulham and West Bromwich Albion.

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The Imps are to delighted to welcome Arsenal forward Tyreece John-Jules to the club on loan until the end of the season.

An England Under-19 international, Tyreece has featured on the Gunners’ first team bench a number of times in both Premier League and Europa League fixtures, his most recent coming against Leeds in the FA Cup third round earlier this week.

In March 2019 he was thrust into the spotlight when the exciting striker joined up with the Gunners’ squad for their trip to Dubai to face Al-Nasr. Tyreece replaced France international forward Alexandre Lacazette with just over 20 minutes left in the game before going on to score the third goal in the Gunner’s 3-2 win.

Before heading to LNER Stadium on loan this season his goalscoring form has continued, the 18-year-old forward has this season scored five goals in 12 Premier League 2 appearances, as well as also finding the back of the net in a Leasing.com Trophy game against Cambridge United in November.

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The Imps have are proud to announce the signing of midfielder, Tayo Edun from Championship side, Fulham.

Tayo, has represented England from Under 17 level through to the Under 20’s, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with The Imps.

The 21-year-old made his debut for Fulham in a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient in the League Cup in 2016, before continuing his run for the first team in round two as The Cottagers defeated Middlesbrough in round two then eventually going out to Bristol City in the third round. Following his breakthrough season in the capital in the summer of 2017, Tayo then linked up with the England Under 19 squad for the Under 19 European Championships and he excelled in the tournament, not only being named as one of the players of the tournament but he was to also pick up a winner’s medal after England defeated Portugal in the final.

Tayo returned to Craven Cottage from international duty and started the 2017/18 season featuring in the first two rounds of the League Cup before making his full EFL debut in the Championship against Derby and then following that up against Millwall a week later. Last season, Tayo moved to Ipswich Town on loan and scored on his debut in the Championship for the Tractorboys against Blackburn Rovers and made seven appearances in total whilst at Portman Road, with six of them coming in the second tier of English football.

This campaign, the energetic 21-year-old has made two appearances for Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Leasing.com Trophy against Stevenage and Wycombe prior to making the move to LNER Stadium.

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Max Melbourne initially joined The Imps last September in a loan switch from Championship side West Bromwich Albion, but we are now pleased to announce that he has penned a deal to stay at LNER Stadium on a permanent basis after signing a two and a half year deal.

Max made his debut for The Imps in the Leasing.com trophy tie at Doncaster Rovers and has made four more appearances so far for City which includes his SkyBet League One debut with substitute appearances against Burton Albion and Tranmere Rovers in SkyBet League One since coming to the club.

The versatile young defender is now looking forward to the rest of the season and beyond after securing his spot as a full-time member of the City squad.

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Lincoln City are also delighted to announce the signing of Ireland U21 international, Conor Coventry on loan from West Ham until the end of the season.

The deep-lying, dynamic midfielder made his full Hammers debut in their 8-0 Carabao Cup win over Macclesfield Town in 2018. Coventry has also captained West Ham at U23 level as well as being named as a Premier League substitute on a number of occasions. Following his breakthrough and regular appearances in the first team squad at the London Stadium, Conor was called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad, where he linked up with recent Imps’ signing, Zack Elbouzedi.

After recently signing a new three-year-old deal with David Moyes’ side, Coventry will now get his first taste of Football League action with the Imps.


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