Josh Vickers set for Imps return

Courtesy Graham Burrell

Imps keeper Josh Vickers is back in contention for a first team spot this weekend, as revealed by Danny Cowley in his press conference a few minutes ago.

Vickers has been injured since City faced Grimsby, a possible flare up of a previous injury. He missed a large portion of last season, breaking through to replace Paul Farman, but not appearing after the 4-2 defeat against Luton Town on New Year’s Day.

His current situation prompted Danny to swoop for Bristol Rovers keeper Sam Slocombe as back up for Grant Smith. Smith, signed from Boreham Wood in the summer, has played six times for City, keeping two clean sheets.

Danny has now said that Josh has been involved in a behind closed doors friendly this week against Chesterfield and has been training on the grass this week. The hope is now that he will be in contention for the huge clash with MK Dons this weekend.

“Josh has been on the grass and trained and was involved in the Chesterfield game, playing 75 minutes in that which is a real positive. He’s been able to train again today and had no repercussions from the injury he had so we’re hoping he’ll be available Saturday.”

22-year old Vickers began his career as a trainee at Arsenal and later spent time with Swansea and Barnet, as well as Concord Rangers under Danny and Nicky. 

He’s made 23 appearances for the Imps in all competitions, keeping nine clean sheets.

2 Comments

  1. Whilst the contributions of Slocombe and Smith have been very welcome there’s only one Josh Vickers and I for one would be very happy to see him between the sticks for City again!!

  2. Excellent news but I think his inclusion for a while may be no more than on the bench if that…. I can’t see him being rushed back into action following an unusual injury…. suspect he will need to have a couple of 90 min games at least

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