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Boss delighted with Eyoma signing

18 August 2021

Imps manager Michael Appleton believes the permanent addition of TJ Eyoma to his squad gives him greater options when it comes to matchdays.

The defender agreed a move from Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, with the 21-year-old opting to rejoin the Imps - for whom he made more than 50 appearances on loan last season - despite interest from other clubs in the division.

The contracts were signed in time for Eyoma to be introduced to a packed LNER Stadium prior to the game against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Appleton said: "He gives us options and is a durable character. He never picked too many injuries, if any, when here. He trains every day and makes himself every game and gives us options.

"We're delighted because there were a few others interested, but the work we put in with him last season clearly helped."

The Imps suffered their first league defeat of the season with a 1-0 loss to Bolton - a tight match which could easily have gone either way.

Appleton added: "There are going to be a lot of teams who really contest matches this season, I thought we were well worthy in the first half and we both had a couple of opportunities in the second half.

"It could have gone either way and it was a game of very fine margins, they took their opportunity when it came but there were things that were pleasing to take forward."


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