Michael Appleton has bagged the second signing of the summer for the Imps, bringing in Dordrecht defender Lewis Montsma on a three-year deal.
The 22-year-old is described as a ‘ball-playing defender’ who has joined the club following a successful spell in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. Lewis, who was born in Amsterdam, started his youth career at AFC Amsterdam before moving to Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen featuring for their U17 and U19 sides.
Following his four-year stint there, he signed for SC Cambuur making his mark in their U21 side but not breaking into the first team. However, his stellar performances attracted the attention of FC Dordrecht and he moved there in the summer of 2018. Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the centre half has been a regular in their first-team squad ever since.
He made 23 league appearances for FC Dordrecht in the 2018/19 season, as well as a further 23 this time out and he cannot wait to get started with
“I’m very happy, I think it’s an amazing club and I’m delighted to be here. From the National League to League One in four years is amazing and I think it’s the perfect move for me to play games and gain some experience in England.”
Lewis added, “The style, the people, the supporters, everything is so good over here. I’m a footballing central defender and I can’t wait to play in front of our fans”.
Michael Appleton was really pleased to sign Montsma, “Lewis is a very versatile defender who can play either side at centre half. He is a physical specimen and I’m thrilled to have signed him. He uses the ball really well and is comfortable with both feet in possession whilst being very aggressive out of possession. I’m sure he’ll be a real asset to this club”.