Street-wise Imps Make Fifth Summer Signing

As expected, City have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of highly-rated young forward Rob Street on a four-year-contract.

The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Premier League club Crystal Palace, gaining first-team experience with loans at Torquay United, Newport County and Shrewsbury Town.

He turned down a contract extension with the Eagles to join Cheltenham Town last summer and has now moved on to the LNER Stadium for an undisclosed fee.

He said: “I cannot wait to play in front of these fans – I’ve played here twice before and it’ll be brilliant to have the 617 Squadron and the rest of the supporters right behind me. I’ll give them 100% in every game.

“Lincoln City is an ambitious club, which was really evident with the approach in the second half of last season, and it was clear after speaking to the head coach that there’s a desire to maintain that momentum. I want to be a part of that.”

Head coach Michael Skubala said: “Rob will add quality and depth to our forward options, which we will need to compete on all fronts next season. He has strength, pace, athleticism and physicality, plus the technical attributes to score goals.

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“Rob now needs to convert potential into consistent performances and we think that we can help him to do that in our environment. He is a really strong signing for the club.”

Director of Football Jez George added: “We have tracked Rob for two years. We retained our interest in Rob despite a tough time for him last season and we were able to get this deal done because of those circumstances.

“Rob’s goal stats belie his qualities, and we are more interested in his underlying metrics and data which fit our profile for this position. Rob has a unique combination of attributes which makes him a really exciting prospect.

“This is our type of ‘under the radar’ signing and the length of contract demonstrates our belief in Rob. He knows all about League One, he is ready to contribute immediately and he has the elite mentality required to maximise his undoubted potential.”

Street joins Tom Bayliss, JJ McKiernan, Jamie Pardington, and Conor McGrandles as the new faces throguh the door at the club.