‘I don’t understand it’ – West Ham supporters react to Anthony Scully’s Imps move

Anthony Scully was unveiled as the mystery signing last night, bringing out striker numbers up to three.

He’s joined on a permanent deal from West Ham United, a club it is believed rated him highly. Not high enough to keep him on as a professional though, allowing him to sign an 18-month deal with us.

It’s always tricky, assessing young players abilities. We’ve got it wrong once or twice in the past: Wayne Biggins, Sam Clucas, Luke Dimech and Steve Holmes all left the club as young players and went on to better things, albeit Holmes coming back to us. It isn’t easy to spot potential though and with Scully coming to the end of his current contract, he’s been allowed to leave to join us.

That’s the opinion of respected West Ham twitter account ‘Ex WHU Employee‘ who has said; “His contract was up and it was felt by the club that he unfortunately wouldn’t make it in the higher divisions. Time will tell…”

That’s drawn a lot of opinion from West Ham fans about our latest signing, who has been banging in goals for fun in the Premier League 2. Despite starting the season as an attacking midfielder, he became the development squad’s regular No9 with 16 goals in 17 competitive appearances in 2019/20. He also grabbed a brace against Newport County in the EFL Trophy in September.

That has led some West Ham fans to feel he should have been given a chance to shine, or even sent out on loan before a decision was made. Here are some of the replies from them on the Ex WHU Employee’s tweet for you to feast your eyes upon.

Before you do, the gist here is to show how they feel about him going, not for me to build him up too much. Players like Scully will need time to adjust to senior football and hopefully, with Tyreece and Tom Hopper up front, he’ll be afforded a little room to get his senior career off to a steady start.


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