Farms departs

Long serving keeper Paul Farman has left the Imps to join Stevenage in a widely expected move.

Farms made 228 appearances during his six-year permanent stay at Sincil Bank, including over 50 appearances during the National League title-winning campaign, putting him fifth in the all-time list of appearances for City.

However, just 18 appearance last season saw him marginalised, first by Josh Vickers and latterly by loan signing Ryan Allsop.

Farms was first joined City on loan from Gateshead in November 2011, and made eight appearances over the Christmas period, before making his stay permanent in the summer of 2012.

Having held the number one shirt during the majority of his time with the Imps, Farman also scooped the Player of the Season Award at the end of the 2014/15 season.

“We think an awful lot of Paul, but he wants to play,” Danny Cowley said.

“He’s worked so hard to get into the Football League, and played such a big part in the year we won promotion, we just believe he deserves this opportunity to go to Stevenage and be their number ine.”

“He’s been brilliant for this football club, he’s been a fantastic servant, and very loyal to us,

“We just felt that it was the right thing to do, it’ll be a loss to the squad, but it’s the right thing for him and his family.”

Reaction and opinion to follow later.