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Simeon Akinola

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Biography

Date of birth

06/08/1992

Height

178cm

Signed

17/09/2020

Country

Nigeria

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.

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