League Two side Scunthorpe United have this morning announced Myles Hippolyte as their latest signing. Earlier this month, the Lincolnshire club previously announced four new signings, as they seek to challenge for promotion.
Scunthorpe United Sign Myles Hippolyte
Career so Far
Hippolyte is set to achieve his dream of playing in the EFL. It is a dream that dates back to 2014 after he was released by Brentford. Although he came through their academy, Hippolyte left without making his debut in the EFL.
However, after leaving Brentford, he has enjoyed a successful career in Scotland.
First, Hippolyte joined Livingston, who were then playing in the Scottish Championship. During his debut 2014/15 season, he scored six goals in 42 league and cup appearances for Livingston. He was also a member of their victorious Scottish Challenge Cup-winning team of 2015.
Unfortunately, for various reasons, Livingston struggled the following season. This led to Hippolyte leaving the club in January 2016, where he subsequently joined Falkirk. Ironically, his last match for Livingston was against Falkirk, just a few days previously.
During his two years at Falkirk, he helped the team to achieve two successive second-place finishes in the Scottish Championship.
After leaving Falkirk in January 2018, he went on to play for St. Mirren and later Dunfermline Athletic. While at St. Mirren, he helped the club gain promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
Returning to England
Following five years in Scotland, Hippolyte returned to England. In summer 2019, he joined Yeovil Town – who were newly relegated to the National League from the EFL.
Shortly before his arrival, Yeovil had appointed Darren Sarll as their new manager. Sarll was keen to bring Hippolyte to Huish Park – the home of Yeovil – as the Sarll already knew the player, having coached the attacking midfielder during the pair’s days together at Brentford.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019/20 National League was ended prematurely. Had it not, Yeovil might have finished higher than their fourth position. Instead, they unexpectedly lost their play-off match to Barnet. This means another season in the National League for the Somerset-based club.
Scouted at Yeovil
Recently, Scunthorpe United appointed Neil Cox as their new manager. Cox was previously the assistant manager at Notts County – who were in the same 2019/20 National League as Yeovil. It was during the two team’s matches that Cox spotted Hippolyte, as a stand-out player.
“We played against him three times last year when I was at Notts County,” said Cox, as he spoke to the official Scunthorpe United website.
“He does a really good job down the flanks, scores goals and creates chances. He’s strong and has pace, while he can play in a number of positions, which is what I like”
Hippolyte is equally delighted to sign for Scunthorpe.
“I’m sad to leave Yeovil behind but at the end of the day I want to keep moving forward in my career, and feel Scunthorpe is a great chance to move forward for me.” added Hippolyte.
Hippolyte is likely to make his Scunthorpe debut on 5 September, when his new club host Port Vale in the Carabao Cup.
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