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Simms signs for Hull City Academy

3 August 2022

Young forward Jim Simms has joined Hull City Academy on a two-year deal, with the club holding the option of an extra year.

The 18-year-old has signed from National League side Oldham Athletic, after concluding a two-year scholarship with the Latics.

Operating on either flank or through the middle, Simms spent time on trial with the Tigers last season, featuring in the Under-23s' 2-1 away win against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium back in April.

More recently, the 18-year-old featured for the Under-21s against Portimonense Under-23s out in Portugal and in the most recent friendly victory over Bridlington Town.

“I can’t wait to become a Hull City player, I am looking forward to it,” said Simms.

“As soon as I came on trial in April, I had a good feeling with the lads. I thought the standard was really good and I just wanted to be a part of it.

“It is a big change in my life moving away from home, but I am looking forward to it. It is a big step from League Two with Oldham last season to the Championship with Hull; I am joining a big club and I can’t wait.

“One of the main reasons coming to Hull was the pathway to the first team. It is one of the best in the country and that really made me want to come here.”


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