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Halifax's HFX Wanderers FC adds two youngsters to Canadian Premier League roster

HALIFAX — HFX Wanderers FC added some young talent Tuesday in the form of 19-year-old striker Vincent Lamy and 20-year-old midfielder Elliot Simmons. Lamy, from Sherbrooke, Que., comes from the Montreal Impact academy.
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HALIFAX — HFX Wanderers FC added some young talent Tuesday in the form of 19-year-old striker Vincent Lamy and 20-year-old midfielder Elliot Simmons.

Lamy, from Sherbrooke, Que., comes from the Montreal Impact academy.

"He had an excellent scoring record with Montreal Impact," Wanderers coach Stephen Hart said in a statement. "We want to further develop his progress and make him into one of the top strikers that could be available for us over a long period of time."

Simmons, who was born in England but lived just outside Ottawa as a youth, spent time with MK Dons' academy in England before moving to Dalkurd FF in Sweden. Simmons was loaned to Mikkelin Palloilijat FC in Finland's third tier last year, making 30 first-team appearances.

"He's a playmaking midfielder with a good passing range and he's got good ability to keep the team in possession and keep the rhythm of the game," Hart said. "It's important to have that type of player that links things in the midfield."

Lamy and Simmons are the seventh and eighth Wanderers signings, joining Canadians Zachary Sukunda and Chakib Hocine and Trinidad and Tobago's Akeem Garcia, Andre Rampersad, Elton John and Jan-Michael Williams.

The Halifax team is set to kick off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season in late April.

 

The Canadian Press




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