Boston United loanee Simmons aims to be a chip off the old block

Alex Simmons.
Alex Simmons.

Alex Simmons is determined to carve out a career as a goalscorer - and claim the family bragging rights.

The striker is the son of Tony Simmons, a former Lincoln City forward and Lincoln United’s all-time leading scorer with more than 200 Lilywhites goals to his name.

The 18-year-old - who has agreed to join Boston United on loan from the Red Imps for the remainder of the season - doesn’t want to spend his career in his father’s shadow.

“He was a striker a long time ago,” Simmons jnr joked.

“He played for United and City.

“He’s the top goalscorer (at United) and he doesn’t ever shut up about it.

“My plan’s to score goals for myself now.”

Simmons has already followed in his father’s footsteps by rising through City’s youth system and also spending a spell on loan with United last season.

He has also proven he has an eye for goal after scoring 11 times in a three-month loan spell at Grantham Town earlier this season.

Now the forward is looking to test himself at Vanarama North level.

“It’s just one league down (from City),” Simmons added.

“I want to get some goals for Boston now.”