Luca Colman-Carr (2009)
Colman-Carr was offered a scholarship with the Imps in May 2008 and was handed a first-team squad number in April 2009. He made his Football League debut as a 70th-minute substitute for Stefan Oakes in the 2–0 home defeat to Aldershot. He began the 2009–10 season in Peter Jackson’s matchday squad, appearing from the bench as a last-minute replacement for Joe Heath in the 1–0 opening day home victory over Barnet in August 2009. He was an unused sub in seven of the next eight fixtures. However, after the appointment of Chris Sutton as manager he was not utilised in the first-team squad again, and left at the end of the season. He is now a well-known horse racing tipster with more than 32,000 followers on Twitter.
Eddie Dilsworth (1967)
Dilsworth played twice in the space of a few days at the end of the 1966/67 season, and given how many players there are before 1970 who appeared twice he might not have made the list. However, Dilsworth was a significant player in Imps history, as he was only the second black footballer to represent the Imps, and the first since of the 20th century (the other being John Walker in 1899). He had previously made headlines as part of the Wealdstone side that won the Amateur Cup in 1966.
Derek Dooley (1947)
Dooley is unique in the list as he is one of the only players (if not the only one) to have appeared twice for City, and scored twice. In 1946/47 he bagged against Wrexham in a 3-1 win and again against barrow in the next game as City won 1-0. He had previously played for the reserves and was swiftly offered a part-time deal with the Imps, which he turned down to help out the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA. He was then spotted by Sheffield Wednesday, for whom he scored 62 goals in 61 appearances before a shocking injury that ended his career. He later managed The Owls and became Blades’ chairman. The Sheff Weds academy was named after him, and there’s a statue of him outside Bramall Lane.
Mark Foran (1997)
Giant defender Foran came on loan from Peterborough in early 1997 and made just two appearances, one as a substitute. We lost both games, one 5-2 against Darlington and the other 3-1 at Wigan. John Beck was an unforgiving man and Foran was soon back at London Road. Prior to Lincoln, he spent a five-game loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers, which saw him voted by supporters their worst ever player by the fans. He would have to go some way to achieve that attribute for Lincoln though! His career was blighted by injury, three times he broke his leg which led to his move into non-league football at the turn of the century.