You’d have put your house on us signing a striker today, but the deal’s come at the other end of the field.
The Imps have completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Jordan Wright from Nottingham Forest on an 18-month deal. The 22-year old arrives as a permanent backup to Josh Griffiths, allowing our own homegrown talent, Sam Long, to head out on loan for some senior experience.
Wright has been with Forest for eight years, and has had numerous loan spells, including stints with Alfreton, Nuneaton, Kettering, Hereford United and Alloa Athletic. Wright has appeared for Forest Under 23s twice this season, keeping a clean sheet, but he was nudged out by Nicky Hogarth who signed from Rangers. He never appeared for their first team, but was an unused sub on occasion.
Jordan said: “I’m pleased to get the deal done, I know I’m coming in as a number two but I’m looking forward to working with everyone and kicking on from there. I’ve been up and around the first-team at Forest and had some loans, I need to be challenging to be in the firstteam on a regular basis now. I’ve had a good chat with the goalkeeper coach Steve Croudson, and I am sure I can develop a lot under him.”
The Imps are travelling to Plymouth as we speak, but Director of Football, Jez George spoke of his delight at capturing Jordan. “This has been something that we have been working on for a while
so that we have a permanent number two goalkeeper to provide cover for the first team and allow us the option of Sam Long getting out on loan to play regular senior football for his continued development. Jordan fits the bill perfectly for what we wanted, and we are delighted that he is joining us.”