Imps Seal Agreement With 22-Year-Old Attacker

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The Imps have agreed a pre-contract with Shelbourne for 22-year-old attacker Jack Moylan tying the forward to the club until 2027.

Moylan was the subject of transfer speculation throughout July, missing a game for his club as chatter around a move to Sincil Bank heated up. It stopped as quickly as it began, and for the last month or more, he’s been back in action for his team. However, it seems there were a few details to be ironed out, and the youngster will hook up with the Imps on completion of his contract in December.

Imps director of football Jez George said: “I hope that this news is a bonus to our supporters and exciting news after the closing of the transfer window. We didn’t want to announce anything on deadline day to be respectful to Shelbourne due to their crucial game against St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday.

“We really looking forward to Jack joining our Irish contingent from January. He is an exciting young talent who we look forward to developing at Lincoln City and a player that we have tracked extensively and watched progress under the guidance of Damian Duff. In the meantime, we wish Jack well in first helping Shelbourne qualify for Europe.”

Moylan, who turned 22 on Friday, is a centre forward described as the ‘jewel in the crown‘ of Damien Duff’s Shelbourne side. This season, he has eight goals and an assist for his side, proving a goal threat as they hunt a European spot. They’re currently fifth in the division, with seven matches left to play.

Before anyone spots we already have three centre forwards; there is an air of versatility to Moylan’s game – he’s been deployed on the left wing for Shels and can play as an attacking midfielder in what would usually be classed as the ten role.

He started his career as a youth with Bohemians, progressing to their first team and enjoying a successful loan spell with Wexford in the League of Ireland First Division, bagging eight goals in 17 outings. He later joined Shelbourne, where Duff described him as ‘the most exciting attacker in the first division’.

In May, he bagged the first hat-trick of his career against Sligo Rovers, which contributed to a total of 19 in 61 games for the club, taking his career tally to 27 in 85 senior appearances. He’ll join the Imps once his contract is completed, a welcome boost to look forward to in December.