The Imps have completed the signing of exciting winger Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, who has agreed a three-year contract with City.
The London-born player joins from Portsmouth, with the Imps paying an undisclosed fee for the player, as suggested yesterday.
The left-sided forward came through the Academy at Dagenham & Redbridge and has since enjoyed first-team football at Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth in Sky Bet League One. Hackett-Fairchild also represents St Lucia on the international stage and will be involved in the Concacaf Gold Cup later this month in the USA.
He appeared 60 times in League One for Pompey, 27 of which were starts, scoring seven goals. One of those goals came against the Imps as Portsmouth thrashed us 3-0 under Michael Appleton.
He told the club’s official site: “I’m very happy for the deal to get over the line, and I am looking forward to getting started. When I first spoke to the head coach, it came across as a family club, and somewhere I felt wanted and appreciated.
“I am an attacking player who is direct and left-footed. I like to score goals and would say I am quite a creative player. I aim to help the team and be successful to try and create history.”
Imps head coach Mark Kennedy added: “We have worked on this signing for six months, so we are delighted to bring Reeco to the club.
“He is a really talented, creative and exciting wide player who will bring quality at the top end of the pitch, adding athleticism and a goal threat to the team. We are signing him at a really good time in his career, and I know our fans will enjoy watching him play.”
We’ll be doing a recruitment podcast special this week where I chat with a Pompey fan, and Charlie will speak to a Sutton fan about our latest signings. Expect that before the weekend.
In the meantime, apologies for the short news piece, but I have a big wedding party to plan!