Kyle Wootton Player Profile
Debut: Morecambe (H, 2-1), 23/09/2017
Boro’ manager Darren Sarll made full use of the summer 2017 transfer window; Kyle Wootton one of two new additions during its final knockings. The 20-year-old, 6-foot-two striker came to the Lamex to provide yet more strength to an already-formidable front line.
The half-season loan deal gave us a different dimension to our striking options; one that would surely lay solid foundations for Boro’s planned promotion push in 2017-8. From Scunthorpe United he came; Wootton’s club since his youth days. A first-team debut came in 2014, with a pro contract not far behind; signing terms with the Iron in early 2015.
The following campaign saw the forward go out on loan to Lincoln City of the National League for two months. A season later, it was back to that same competition; this time with North Ferriby United for three months. After his time at North Ferriby, Wootton’s return to Scunthorpe was a brief one.
By the end of the January 2017 window, the forward was out on loan again. This time, however, it would be in the Football League; with Cheltenham Town to be exact. And it was at Whaddon Road that he stayed for the rest of the 2016-7 season. The move to Boro’, therefore, arguably marked yet another step upwards.
Given his performances up to that point, too, there was plenty of cause for optimism. And he had an instant impact at Boro’. In coming off the bench against Morecambe, it was his decisive goal that snared all three points for us. He scored once more, in what turned out to be his final appearance for us. Hashtag bookends, or something?