Davide Somma ensured Lincoln City would be staying in League Two next season when his 80th minute goal against Bury proved to be the difference in a closely fought encounter.

Somma netted his eighth of the season after getting beyond Bury’s last man and volleying home to secure the three points and consolidation for Lincoln City.

Somma, who flew into England on a one-way ticket to pursue his dream of playing here was snapped up by Leeds United last year. After a spell out with injury and an unsuccessful loan spell in Chesterfield, Somma went to Lincoln desperate to prove his worth and secure a contract for next season. Twelve games and eight goals later, Somma got his wish as Leeds United announced they’d be extending his contract for another year.

Lincoln fans will no doubt be disappointed with the news as many of them had hoped he’d be joining them on a permanent basis next season. On arriving at Lincoln, Somma found himself at a club desperately struggling for goals and in the thick of a relegation battle, but his addition brought with it a change in fortune as Lincoln quickly turned things round and a dismal season ended well when they secured their status as a League Two club. Davide Somma’s eight goals meanwhile, made him Lincoln’s top goalscorer for 2009-10, showing just how much of a problem Lincoln really had.

Whilst I can only comment on the highlights I’ve seen of Lincoln’s game, Davide Somma seems to be a really good find. A strong and intelligent centre-forward with an incredibly powerful shot. With the impending departure of Jermaine Beckford, my only hope is that Davide Somma can produce the same goods at a higher level.

  • Craig

    At least Somma will get a pre-season to prove his point at Leeds and maybe make it into the squad.

  • Mark R

    Positive news. Somma could be a real find and has worked hard to earn his chance.

    MOT

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  • TheReaper08

    It was the right decision to leave him to see out the season at Lincoln and I am delighted that he has earn’t himself a new deal.

    He know understands better the rough and tumble of lower league football, how to craft goals in a struggling side and has a good number of competitive games under his belt, something he wouldn’t have got on our bench or in the ressies.

    He will now get a full pre season with the first team and hopefully he can push on for a first team spot. Personally I think Grella would have benefitted from the same experience.

    • Side Before Self

      Totally agree bout grella. I think he’d have got a bagfull of goals going out on loan and we could of saved kandol for all those 5 min cameo’s. Saying that, Grayson must of had enough faith in mike to keep him in the squad and higher up the pecking order than kandol. I have seen highlights of all sommas goals and there’s been some crackers as well as some good passing to set up other players. He’ll need a bit of work to make it in the championship but could manage now in league 1. Would like to see him and grella starting some pre season game, see how they play together.

  • He certainly looks composed in front of goal, look at some of the crackers he has scored! Also worth mentioning his assists stats aren’t too shabby either. Let’s hope he can handle the pressures of the ER faithful. MOT

  • matt

    I’m really pleased for the lad, he’s well and truly deserved his extension. Roll on pre season :)

  • Benjamin Bunny

    I agree pre season will be a big time for Somma, especially if we stay in League 1. With Beckford departing more than likely then we shall be needed another person to fill his boots.

    Who’s the trialist that played in leeds reserve match against Grimbsy Town, anybody have any ideas?

  • Benjamin Bunny

    Anybody?