Recent Imps – Where Are They Now?

Defenders

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Neal Eardley (Burton Albion 2017-2020)

Eardley has appeared 12 times for Burton this season, who are struggling at the foot of the table. He went into the season injured but has now established himself as their first-choice right back.

Michael Bostwick (Burton Albion 2017-2020)

Bozzie has made just seven appearances for the Brewers, having struggled early doors with an injury, then picked up another one in October after just one game back. Like Eardley, he was involved in their 3-1 defeat by Northampton at the weekend.

Cian Bolger (Northampton 2019-2020)

Cian was also involved at the weekend in that game, the most recent of 13 outings he has made for the Cobblers, as captain. He’s settled quickly for Keith Curle’s side as they hope to pull away from the lower reaches of the table.

Alan Sheehan (Northampton 2020)

Sheehan is one of the few players signed by Michael Appleton on the list. He recently linked up with Northampton and started their win against Burton, after making a single appearance for the Imps.

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Luke Waterfall (Grimsby 2017-2018)

The most decorated captain in Imps’ history is still going strong, albeit with struggling League Two side Grimsby. He’s played 12 times this season, scoring once, and appeared as they lost 5-0 to Tranmere this weekend.

Sean Raggett (Portsmouth 2017 loanee)

Raggs was a National League hero, but all his Football League appearances came on loan at the start of the 2017/18 season. He’s a regular for Portsmouth now as they look to get promoted from League One, turning out 17 times this season. He also scored the winning goal for Pompey as they knocked Ipswich out of the FA Cup.

James Wilson (Ipswich 2018-2019)

Ipswich are currently third in the table, with James Wilson a key part of their squad. Wilson had a chequered time with the Imps, and this season we’ve been the kiss of death for him as well. He hasn’t appeared for Paul Lambert’s men since the 1-0 defeat at Sincil Bank in October.

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Harry Toffolo (2018-2020 Huddersfield)

It won’t surprise anyone to know Toff is a huge success at Huddersfield. His class has shone through and he’s played 13 times for the Championship side, scoring once.

Ben Coker (2019-2020 Stevenage)

Ben played once for the Imps before leaving on loan for Cambridge, then Stevenage, before making his move permanent. Bearing in mind he was a Danny Cowley signing, there is something of an irony in his only goal for Stevenage coming as they knocked Concord Rangers out of the FA Cup. His injury hell appears behind him now as he’s made 11 appearances for Stevenage.

Rob Dickie (2017 QPR)

Dickie has been suspended after being sent off for QPR, but he’s impressed since leaving City. He made a £2m switch in the summer and is already a regular at Loftus Road.

Scott Wharton (2017-2018, 2018-2019 Blackburn)

At long last, Scott Wharton has got his Blackburn chance! The defender had two spells with us, in 2018/18 and a short one in 2018/19. after two appearances from the bench this season, he has now started the last two Championship matches.

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Sean Long (2017-2018 Cheltenham)

Long hasn’t been involved this season as he makes his way back from a hip operation, but he does have a rascal Movember moustache which makes me feel better about mine.

Duncan Idehen (2018-2020 Grimsby)

Duncan was a youth team player with the Imps who was not offered a deal at the end of his spell with us. he moved to Grimsby Town, where he now has three starts in Legaue Two to his name.

Adam Crookes (2018-2019)

Crookes joined on loan from Forest but got limited game time before returning. He’s now with port Vale, for whom he has 10 appearances this season.

Callum Connolly (2019-2020 Fleetwood)

Callum was another victim of Michael’s arrival as manager, being allowed to return to Everton before immediately joining Fleetwood. He’s still with the Cod Army, in his second loan spell, where has he eight appearances to his name.