Andrew Abbott's Blog

Monday, 21 May 2012

Roll up roll up for the mystery tour.

Were we waiting for manager David Holdsworth to sign on the dotted line or was that just a coincidence? Either way there has been a flurry of activity today as Peter Bore signed up for another year. Perhaps now we will be able to see what the former Grimsby Town utility player is about having had the benefit, if that’s the word, of pre season training with the Imps.

Three new players have joined the merry men, Ashley Westwood and, later in the day, Gary Mills, both on one year deals which is expected to be the norm for the Imps henceforth. That activity was followed by the news that Rob Duffy became the third signing of the day, also on a season long contract. The manager too has just one year to prove his worth. Lincoln City followers will be hoping for much more from our eloquent manager and the aim must be to give some promise of better times to come although there has been a complete absence of the “P” word from the faithful as well there might given the success starved last few seasons.

Westwood, at 35 and vastly experienced, that experience extends to management too, must have been recruited with one eye on helping out with the coaching side at the club with the manager operating without the benefit of a formally contracted assistant last season. Westwood finished last season as caretaker manager at Kettering Town last season and at his age will be looking to a future away from playing before too long and referred to the players UEFA A Coaching badge, hint hint.

Finally for the moment Paul Robson has also renewed for next season so the squad is starting to take shape even at this early stage.

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