63. James Olayinka


Born: October 5th 2000

Position: Central midfield

International: None (eligible to represent England)

Loan spells: Northampton Town, Southend United

An energetic midfielder who is also capable of playing out wide, Olayinka gained experience on loan at Southend United last season.

Olayinka scored three goals in 21 appearances for Southend having previously had an injury-disrupted stint with Northampton Town, whom he helped to earn promotion from League Two via the play-offs.

The youngster, a product of the Hale End academy, shot to prominence in 2019 when he scored a superb goal for the first-team in a friendly against Colorado Rapids and was also on the bench for the 2020 Community Shield success against Liverpool.