Imps Linked With Move For Powerful 24-Year-Old

The Doncaster report will be up tomorrow, but sadly there are only so many hours in a day, and there’s some potential breaking transfer news to cover.

Mark Kennedy suggested we’d tied up one of the deals we’ve been after in his post-match interview, and it’s now being reported by Wales Online journalist Ian Mitchelmore than we’ve secured the capture of 24-year-old Jordon Garrick from Swansea City.¬†Garrick could certainly play into the physicality which Mark Kennedy keeps talking about post-match – he played rugby league and was close to joining the Bradford Bulls in his late teens, before being persuaded to stay with football. He turned out for Osset Albion before Swansea moved for him in 2016, just a year after he chose football over rugby.

In 2019/20, he made 14 appearances for the Swans, 11 of those coming in the Championship, where he scored twice. He was then sent out on loan to Swindon Town, where he scored twice in 14 matches; one of those goals came just two minutes into our 2-2 draw with them at Sincil Bank. Last season he was at Home Park, Plymouth, where he started 19 League One games and made a further 23 league appearances as a sub. He bagged seven goals for them in all competitions, starting in our 2-2 draw at the Bank (I notice a theme here) and coming on as a sub as we beat them 2-1. He also started their FA Cup tie with Chelsea in December, a game in which Ryan Lowe’s side impressed.

Garrick can play on the right flank but has primarily been used as a striker during his loan spells. In an interesting turning of the tables, he’s been linked with a move to Portsmouth this summer, where he was apparently eyed as a possible Marcus Harness replacement, but the move didn’t materialise. Instead, it appears Sincil Bank is now his destination, as he didn’t travel to their EFL Cup game last night.

If he does sign for the Imps, it will be an interesting swap with Plymouth; they’ve got Morgan Whittaker on loan, who we had last season, and we might soon have Garrick, who was there! Another interesting point, and it may be inaccurate as it’s Tranfermarkt, but they suggest his contract is up in the summer; could that mean that, like Tashan, he’s coming here with a view to creating a future career pathway, not as part of his development for his parent club?

My understanding is we might not make an announcement tomorrow as suggested on the radio but could unveil a new signing before the end of the week. Will it be Jordon Garrick? We’ll have to wait and see.