Date of birth
Simeon Akinola signed a deal at Southend in September 2020.
The striker, who scored 17 goals for Barnet last season in the National League, joined Blues on a two-year deal which includes the club option of a third year.
Akinola joined the Bees in January 2017 and went onto score 24 goals in total during his three-and-a-half years at The Hive.
Before his move to the then League Two side, Akinola starred for Braintree Town in their run to the National League play-offs in 2016.
Knowing his quality well from their time at Cressing Road there was strong interest from Lincoln City under Danny Cowley in the summer of 2017, however a deal wasn’t completed in time on deadline day, so he returned to Barnet.
A goal scorer as the main striker but also a creator for others, sometimes cutting in from the left, Akinola said he was relishing the chance to showcase his ability back in the EFL.