A few hours ago The Imps revealed the signing of midfielder Joe Morrell on a season-long loan deal from Championship club Bristol City. The 22-year-old is a graduate of the Bristol City Academy who made four first-team appearances during the 2018/19 season.
The first came in the Sky Bet Championship when he helped Bristol City overcome Ipswich Town at Portman Road, followed by a run of games in The Emirates FA Cup at home against Huddersfield Town (1-0), Bolton Wanderers (2-1) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (0-1).
Morrell made a total of 40 appearances during the 2017/2018 season, 39 of which were for Cheltenham Town. His first appearance of that season came in Bristol City’s 5-0 win at home against Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Cup, before being loaned out to The Robins.
He has also made a number of appearances for Wales under 17s, under 19s and under 21s.
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— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) June 27, 2019
Speaking to the Official Site, Joe Morrell said: “I am really excited to be here, it’s a club with a lot of upwards momentum.
“It’s brilliant to get it sorted so early into the pre-season stages, so I can get to know the surroundings and the team, and they can get to know me.
It’s a club with a lot of great feeling about it. As soon as I heard about the interest, it was a move I was very interested in and I’m pleased to be here.”
Reaction on 100% Imps:
Imprest 1: “Seems very well thought of and a good fit for us. Good things sometimes come in small packages!”
BristolCFCImp: “Bristol City fan here. Think Joe will be great for you. We didn’t see much of him last year but what we did see was excellent. He was really good for Cheltenham so looking forward to seeing how he gets on this season.”
Reaction on Twitter:
That’s a great loan move. Very good club on the up. All the best @JoeJMorrell. You’ve got bags of talent. Show them like you did at Cheltenham and in fleeting appearances at City last season. ????
— JH (@BCFCJordan) June 27, 2019
You lot have no idea how lucky you are, take care of him
— Aidan Connolly (@AidanConnolly19) June 27, 2019
Will be a quality player in League One, Lincoln City have gem. I know Joe well & he will be over the moon, that he will now get game time again…never let himself down with his performances for us. Good luck Joe.
— Rod Holbrook (@Bigjohnatyeo) June 27, 2019
— John finnigan (@John_finnigan8) June 27, 2019
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) June 27, 2019