Scarborough Athletic snap up former Preston North End striker Connor Simpson

Scarborough Athletic have snapped up former Preston North End striker Connor Simpson, subject to international clearance.

Saturday, 31st October 2020, 1:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 31st October 2020, 1:14 pm
Boro have signed Connor Simpson

Boro boss Darren Kelly has been chasing the striker for a few months now and has finally landed his man following his exit from Cork City.

Simpson, 20, had previously been linked with Premier League giants West Ham, before making a move to play for Championship club Preston.

He has most recently been playing his trade in Ireland with Cork City.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Boss Kelly said: "I've kept in touch with Connor over the past couple of years and during the summer I was contacted by a few higher league clubs about his availability.

"He has been a huge target for me for quite some time and I'm absolutely delighted to bring him in.

"It would have been very easy for Connor to go higher on much bigger money, but I've had a good chat with him about the club and he is very excited about playing for us.

"I know what he is about, what he will bring to our team. He has a lot of strengths and I am looking forward to utilising them.

"He is a big, strong lad, who can hold the ball up, but he is also very quick.

"I can't wait to see him up front with the other excellent attacking options we have at the club."