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Imps Welcome new First Year Scholars

6 July 2021

We can now announce the intake of 9 new first year scholars ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The new intake will be joining the continuing second year scholars boarding at Lincoln Minster School as part of the Imps’ partnership with the esteemed education institution. Many of the boys will be working with Riseholme College, our main education partner, to complete a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence and Performance.

The new scholars will spend two years at the club under the guidance of Professional Development Phase Coaches Ash Foyle & Tom Shaw.

Introducing the first year scholars…

Sam GreenGoalkeeper

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Sam signed for the club in November 2020 from Chesterfield FC. Sam has also previously played for Sheffield United FC.

“I'm extremely delighted, can’t wait to get going.”

“I’m a confident keeper playing out from the back and communicating with my team to keep them in shape.”

Nathan Kabeya - Defender

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Nathan signed for the club in June 2021 from Wolverhampton Wanderers as a right back.

“It’s been quite a journey, I’m thankful I’ve found my way to a great opportunity here at Lincoln.”

“I’m quite an attacking full back, always up and down. I love to create chances.”

Darryl Powell Defender

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Darryl signed for the Imps in March 2021 from Nottingham Forest.

“I’m over the moon to have signed for this terrific club and I’m excited to get started.”

“I’m a defensive minded, right footed centre half.”

Osei BoffahDefender

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Osei signed for the club from Luton Town in May 2021 as a left back.

“It’s a great opportunity and I hope to make the most out of it in the next two years.”

“I’m quite a forward going full-back, whilst also not neglecting the defensive side of the job.”

Oisin GallagherMidfielder

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Oisin signed for the club from Derry City in June 2021. Oisin has previously played junior football at Newell Academy.

“It’s a great experience and I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a tough challenge but one I’m looking forward to.”

“I’m a holding midfielder who likes to get on the ball and break up opposition play and get the team going forward.”

Harry DaleMidfielder

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Harry signed for the club from Derby County in October 2020. Harry has also previously played for Leicester City Academy.

“I'm really happy to have signed, I’ve been looking forward to starting my scholarship now for months.”

“My strength on the ball is probably trying to drive the team by playing forward passes.”

Theo MussellMidfielder

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Theo signed for the club in September 2014 and has been at the club for 6 years as a central midfielder.

“It’s great, I’m really looking forward to the next two years.”

“I'm a midfielder that loves to get up and down the pitch, win the ball back and make things happen.”

Kyrell WheatleyMidfielder

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Kyrell signed for Lincoln in March 2021 and has since made an appearance in last season’s FA Youth Cup run.

“It’s a proud moment for me and my family. I can’t wait to get ready in pre-season and get going.”

“I’m a technical player, I like the ball at my feet. I’m attacking minded and I want to get goals and assists.”

Tayo Alexander-TuckerForward

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Tayo signed for the club from Nottingham Forest in March 2021 and made his debut off the bench in last season’s FA Youth Cup tie with Watford.

“I’m delighted, I’m looking forward to the season, I want to hit the ground running.”

“I’m a direct player, I like to drive towards goal.”

 

Jordan McCann, Academy Manager:

“We were delighted to welcome our new 1st year scholars to the football club last Monday. With most of the boys residing at Lindum View, the next few weeks will provide an opportunity for them to forge new relationships across both the playing and staff team whilst embarking on their first taste of full-time football. We are extremely excited about the potential of this group of young players and our highly skilled staff team are looking forward to supporting the boys to fulfil their potential both on and off the pitch over the next 12 months”

 

The club wish the boys the best of luck over the next two years.

 

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