Age: 23 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 8(1) *
The addition of Jack Grimmer to the squad signals the final pieces starting to fall into place ahead of the new season. A promising right-back still in his early 20s, Grimmer is a player who can both come in as first-choice heading into the new season but should develop and improve over the course of his initial two-year deal at the club. With experience of winning promotion from this level with Shrewsbury, along with having impressed at the level above, the indications are that Jack Grimmer is a high-calibre signing for a League Two side.
Grimmer coming in as likely the first-choice right-back probably indicates both that Jordan Willis is seen as a centre-back this season and Dion Kelly-Evans will have to do exceptionally well to earn a regular starting berth. Importantly, having three players in the squad who can cover the right-back position is likely to be a useful asset over the course of a long season. We still have a relatively young defensive unit which the signing of Grimmer doesn’t address and could be a big issue for us this season. However, signing players who improve the squad is never a bad thing, regardless of age.
*As of 16/09/2017