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Who Are Ya: Lincoln

By: Richard Hubbert
Date: 30/07/2006

WITH the new season almost upon us, it's time to cast an eye upon the teams in League Two for 2006-2007. Richard Hubbert turns his attention to Lincoln.


ManagerJohn Schofield
Last Season7th in League Two
Transfers In
Mark StallardShrewsburyFree
Adie MosesCreweFree
Ryan SemplePeterboroughFree
Ryan AmooNorthamptonFree
Jamie ForresterBristol RFree
Transfers Out
Simon YeoPeterboroughFree
Gareth McAuleyLeicesterFree
Matt BloomerCambridgeFree
Marvin RobinsonMacclesfieldFree
Jamie McCombeBristol CityUndisclosed
Francis GreenBostonFree
Key PlayerJamie Forrester.A real handful at this level. If the ex Mariners man can continue the form that earned him a permanent deal with the Imps, then Schofield's men could be in business.
StrengthsA fresh start for the Imps. It's been well documented that under Keith Alexander, a very direct style of play was preferred. The Imps won't shy away from mixing it again, but Schofield has made it clear he wants to blend this with a more passing style of play. It could just work.
WeaknessesThe losses of Yeo, McCombe and McAuley are massive for Lincoln. Question marks linger over their capabilities at the back - with only Morgan and Moses as recognised central defenders. Furthermore, the signing of Mark Stallard marks a gamble. He had a difficult time at Shrewsbury last season, netting just 6 league goals.
Prediction13th. A season of transition for the Imps could be on the cards.

Next Team: Macclesfield

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