Anthony Scully left West Ham for Lincoln City on transfer deadline day in February 2020.
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And the 22-year-old proved that the Hammers may have let him go too soon with a scintillating hat-trick against Manchester United’s under-23s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.
Scully was highly rated during his time at the London Stadium and scored 15 goals in 37 games for West Ham’s under 23’s (Transfermarkt).
Alas, he was sold to Lincoln just over 18 months ago.
The young forward has been a real hit with the Imps, bagging 20 goals and 10 assists in 63 games thus far (Transfermarkt). His best performance for the League One side came on Tuesday night, however.
Anthony Scully scores hat-trick for Lincoln City
The 22-year-old was in breathtaking form for Lincoln on Tuesday night.
He scored a match-winning hat-trick for the Imps during their 3-2 win over Manchester United’s under-23’s in the group stages of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.
The youngster demonstrated real pace, energy and superb finishing against the Red Devils’ youth side.
With our current lack of options up front, Scully would surely have been a decent option for David Moyes to use from the bench.
Allowing him to leave permanently rather on loan is now looking like somewhat of a suspect decision.
It’s very much a case of what might have been.