As two left-backs depart the club, the Imps have secured a replacement in the form of Dundee United man Jamie Robson.
As has been widely expected since news of Tayo’s imminent departure broke yesterday, the 23-year-old has penned a long-term deal with the club.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be here, and I cannot wait to get started,” he told the club’s official site. “The club has had fantastic success over the last few years, and I want to be a part of that and help move this club forward. I’ve heard so much about the fans and that’s a massive reason why I’ve joined the club. I’m really looking forward to the first home game and hope to build a good relationship with those supporters.”
Imps manager Michael Appleton, en route to Bradford for this evening’s game, said: “Jamie joins us with plenty of experience and is ready to slot straight into our first-team squad – he is an attacking-minded full-back who will suit our style of play. Jamie is ready to immediately affect our starting XI but he is also at an age where there is room for him to grow as a player, and we’re glad that he feels we’re the right club for the next stage of his development.”
Robson started his youth career as a 14-year-old in 2011 with Dundee United, signing his first professional contract in June 2014. He went on to make his first-team debut in September 2015 in the Scottish League Cup against Dunfermline Athletic. In 2016, shortly after penning a two-year extension to his deal, he joined Brechin City on loan. He made six appearances for them, scoring twice, before returning to his parent club.
He broke into the first-team picture the following season, scoring his first goal for the club on 20 August 2016 against Ayr United. Robson made 93 appearances in the Scottish Championship after that, eventually winning the title to send them back into the top flight. The following season he played in 36 of their 38 SPFL matches.
Earlier this month, Robson scored the only goal of the game as Dundee United’s won 1–0 against defending league champions Rangers, ending the latter’s 40-match unbeaten run in the competition.
He has also been linked with Sunderland, but the Imps have found the funds to secure the deal with Tayo Edun’s departure earlier today.