Town Confirm Vincent-Young Signing
Monday, 19th Aug 2019 11:47
Town have confirmed the £500,000 signing of full-back Kane Vincent-Young from Colchester United on a four-year deal with the club having an option for a further season.
Vincent-Young, who travelled with the Blues squad to Peterborough on Saturday, spent time on trial with Town during pre-season ahead of 2018/19 but wasn't offered a deal and ended up signing a new two-year contract with the U’s.
The 23-year-old, who was previously with Tottenham’s academy and had a spell with Banbury early in his career, was linked with moves to Championship sides Luton and Charlton prior to their transfer deadline passing earlier this month.
Manager Paul Lambert said on Saturday that Vincent-Young wouldn't have been involved at Peterborough even if the deal had been confirmed in time.
“He came [to Peterborough], he wouldn’t have been fit anyway, he’s got a little knock on his toe, so I need to see how he is over the next couple of days,” he said.
“He’ll be a really good signing for the club. As I said before, we need the squad strength stronger than it was.”
He says Vincent-Young, who has been handed the Town number 24 shirt, could be involved on Tuesday against AFC WImbledon if he is fit: “I don’t know, we’ll try him tomorrow [Sunday], see how that toe is.”
On Friday, Lambert confirmed he sees his new signing as a right-back, rather than a left-back where he has often featured for the U's: “He’s a right-back. I know he can do left-back, but it’s not the ideal position for him, right-back for me is his strongest area.”
He added: “I saw him playing, obviously he played against ourselves, [in pre-season] and he fits the mould of the club.
“Young, athletic, strong and he’s played a lot of games. He’s only 23 years old and he’s had a good upbringing at Tottenham, so if it does happen and everything goes OK then we’ve got a really good player.”
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