Tashan Oakley-Boothe: Lincoln sign Stoke midfielder as Mike Garrity becomes assistant boss

Tashan Oakley-Boothe
Tashan Oakley-Boothe has played 18 league games for Stoke, four from the start

Lincoln City have signed midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe from Championship club Stoke City on a season-long loan.

The 22-year-old has made 23 senior appearances for the Potters, but none since March of last year, after coming through the Tottenham Hotspur academy.

He was previously a member of England's 2017 Under-17 World Cup-winning squad.

Lincoln, meanwhile, have named Mike Garrity as assistant head coach, having filled the same role for Championship club Blackpool for two seasons.

And midfielder Liam Bridcutt, 33, has opted to leave the club at the end of the month when his contract expires, having played 15 games last season.

Oakley-Boothe told the Imps website:external-link "It's a great opportunity for me to play games. The style of football here is attractive to me, and suits me as a player."

The move reunites him with defender TJ Eyoma, who was in the Spurs academy at the same time.

"TJ and I have known each other since primary school and we've been close ever since - we went to the same secondary school and played for Tottenham and England together. He spoke so highly of the club so it was a no brainer for me to come," Oakley-Boothe added.

He is the third summer signing by Lincoln, following Paudie O'Connor and Charles Vernam.

"He is an all-round midfielder with fantastic technical ability and athleticism who can play a massive role for us this season," head coach Mark Kennedy said.

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