Player Profile: Anthony Scully

Courtesy Graham Burrell

Name: Anthony Scully

Position: Forward

Born: 19 April 1999 London

Former Club: West Ham Utd

Fee: Undisclosed

Contract Expires: June 2023 (Penned new deal here)

Lincoln Appearances: 

2019/20: Appearances 3 (2) Goals 2

2020/21: Appearance 35 (20) Goals 17

2021/22: Appearances 35 (4) Goals 15

2022/23: Appearances 7 (1) Goals 3


Stacey West Player of the Month January 2021Jack Mulhall xG Award Winner 2020/21Lincoln City Official Goal of the Season 2020/21, Stacey West Player of the Month August 2021

Credit Graham Burrell

Attacker Anthony Scully arrived on deadline day in the winter of 2020, but was only confirmed a day or so later on February 3. He made his Imps debut, and his professional debut against Rotherham on February 7, replacing Jake Hesketh on 72 minutes as we lost 2-1. A week later, he made his first start for the Imps, scoring on 30 minutes as we lost 4-3 away at Accrington Stanley. He capped the short season with the winning goal in the final game, a deflected effort from Joe Morrell’s strike helping us to a 3-2 victory against Burton Albion.

He started the 20/21 season with a goal in the opening league fixture against Oxford, adding further strikes against Bradford and Mansfield Town in the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy respectively. Often operating as a winger or an impact sub, his next goal came in the FA Cup against Forest Green, making him the only Imps’ player to score in all four competitions in a single season since Marvin Robinson in 2005/06. His impressive run saw him called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for their games against Iceland and Luxembourg.

Credit Graham Burrell

Scully featured as a youth for Histon, before being scouted by West Ham United as a youngster. He joined their academy and progressed through to appear regularly for the Under 23 squad, having been handed a professional contract in May 2016.  He appeared 37 times for their Under 23 side in Premier League 2, but didn’t break through to the first-team setup.

He did appear three times for their Under 23s in the EFL Trophy, appearing as they lost 2-0 to Exeter City in September 2018. He appeared twice the following season, scoring a first-minute opener and an 88th-minute winner as they beat Newport County 5-4, then playing for 90 minutes as they lost 4-3 against Cheltenham Town.

As well as his Republic of Ireland experience, Scully has also represented England at Under 16 level and is the son of former Notts County and Manchester City player Tony Scully, who once bagged a brace against Lincoln for the Magpies.

On February 25th, 2021, Scully penned a new deal with the club which saw him contracted to the Imps until the summer of 2023. He celebrated by grabbing the winner as we beat Bristol Rovers 1-0, and a brace against Peterborough in May, one of which was later voted Goal of the Season.

After an injury-hit 2021/22 season, during which he still finished as the club’s top scorer, Scully began to attract interest. His standout performance came away at Cambridge, where he scored two and made three goals. Just before the same fixture the following season, he was the subject of an accepted bid by Championship side Wigan Athletic, for whom he signed on deadline day.

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