Popular forward Jack Muldoon has today chosen to sign for National League new-boys AFC Fylde on a one-year deal.
Many Imps commentators would already have noted that Jack’s playing time may have been limited, given that he was on the fringes of the National League squad, and it is believed his decision is based on a desire to play regular games rather than one born out of financial recompense.
Jack has spent much of his playing career in the non-league scene, plying his trade at Alfreton, Glapwell and Brigg amongst others. He served his time as a youth at Scunthorpe United as well as squeezing in a year at Doncaster Rovers. His form earned him a short stay with Rochdale in League One, and a loan spell with Halifax. He signed for City in the summer of 2015, and made his Lincoln debut against Cheltenham as we drew 1-1 on the opening day of the season.
Jack was very much on the fringes of the first team last season, an injury in the first game of the campaign saw his form nose-dive, and by the time he’d returned he found it very difficult to break into the side. However, his attitude and application were always exemplary and whilst the club might not be losing a first team player, they are losing a first class personality.
Like Terry Hawkridge before him, there isn’t an Imp I know who doesn’t wish Jack well in his future endeavours, and manager Danny Cowley has already spoken of how much he’ll miss Jack around the dressing room. The harsh fact, one that I’m sure Jack knows all too well, is that his departure perhaps won’t have the same impact on the starting eleven every week.
If for nothing else Jack, thanks for that goal against Solihull Moors, because whilst Theo Robinson sat in the stands orchestrating a move to Southend, Jack had waited patiently for an opportunity to show what he could do, and I’m sure scoring the winning goal and drawing his managers effusive praise is something that will stay with him forever, as will his hard-earned place on the lap of honour against Macclesfield. Good luck Jack in your future endeavours, I hope Fylde brings you the first team opportunities your hard work deserves.