In bringing in the talents of Jack Grimmer in January 2012, Fulham secured the services of one of Scottish football’s most promising young players.
Having made his Aberdeen first team debut aged just 16, the player has long been tipped to have a bright future in the game. The Scotland youth international chose to continue his development south of the border, and having impressed for both our Under-18s and Development Squad in 2011/12, he continued to improve the following season.
One of Kit Symons' most important and consistent players, Grimmer was a stand-out performer for the Under-21s during 2012/13 and was rewarded with a place on the First Team bench for our FA Cup with Budweiser tie at Blackpool. He also captained our Under-19 side to Dallas Cup glory in March.
He has shown his versatility by performing admirably in midfield and at right-back, with Grimmer comfortable on the ball and steely when winning it back, but it is in the centre of defence where he is most effective. With an impeccable reading of the game and leadership qualities in abundance (Grimmer is usually the most vocal player on the pitch), the young Scot has the makings of a future Fulham defender.
In January 2014, Grimmer joined Port Vale on a one-month loan deal, which was later extended to run until the end of the season. However, Fulham opted to recall him in late March.