Hebburn Town sign former Middlesbrough and Dundee forward
The former Middlesbrough academy forward officially joined the Northern League Division One club on Saturday and could make his debut in next month’s FA Vase fourth round tie against Liversedge.
Lambert started his career on Teesside before making his senior debut for SPL side Dundee as a late substitute in a 2-0 defeat against Celtic in December 2017.
He moved back to England to join Scunthorpe United in July 2019 and spent loan spells with National League clubs Blyth Spartans and Darlington during his time with the Iron.
Lambert agreed to join Icelandic top-tier club ÍBV in September last year but will now resume his career with Hebburn after former Hornets striker Scott tipped off Bolam about his availability.
The Hornets boss told The Gazette: “I still chat regularly with Cedwyn and he brought it to my attention that Jack was back in the country and could be available.
“I knew about Jack since he was at Middlesbrough and I know he is a talented kid.
“He trained with us before lockdown, and he settled in with the lads.
“He is young, he is hungry, and he wants to play higher, so he ticks all of the boxes for what we are looking for in a player.
“He needed a break, and hopefully we can be the club that can give him that.”
Hebburn are now awaiting confirmation on whether Lambert will be eligible to play in the 2019/20 Vase Final against Consett after the FA announced the game will finally take place on Monday 3rd May.
A positive response would be a welcome boost for Bolam as he looks to fill the void left by Scott following his move to League Two club Carlisle United in January.
However, the Hornets manager believes that his latest signing is not necessarily a direct replacement for his former player.
“There are similarities between the two,” explained Bolam.
“But I don’t think we have signed the same player because I don’t see Jack as a number nine.
“I have no doubt he could play there, but I think his strengths are playing slightly deeper as a number ten or out wide.”