Three young Imps who spent the first half of the season on loan have returned to the club.
Morgan Worsfold-Gregg and Jovon Makama have been out with Rushden & Diamonds and Brackley respectively, and both will now return to Sincil Bank. The third returning player is Charley Kendall, as we suggested on Twitter the other day. He has been in League Two with Sutton United, but has not had the game time expected at the start of the loan.
Kendall, signed from Eastbourne a year ago, spent the first month of the season at the Bank, scoring against Doncaster to get our Carabao Cup run underway. He moved to Gander Green Lane in the final week of the summer window, but he has played just 238 minutes in League Two for the London club, without scoring.
Imps director of football Jez George said: “Charley has not been able to get the game time that we hoped at Sutton, so we have activated our recall clause to get him back into our environment. We will make a decision on what is best for Charley’s development later in the transfer window, but in the meantime, Mark and the coaching staff will be able to see him in training and three B team games that we have arranged for January.”
Kendall is highly-rated by the Imps after a sensational season with Eastbourne, but he hasn’t had the chances at Sutton that his loan was supposed to bring. Many Imps fans will be eager to see him as part of the first-team squad for the second part of the season, but a National League loan is also possible. He can’t be loaned to another EFL club, as he’s represented two this season.
Morgan Worsfold-Gregg has been with AFC Rushden & Diamonds, but he’s started just five matches for them, the final one being a 7-0 defeat against Coalville in September. They’re second from bottom in their division, eight points adrift of safety, having played seven more matches than the team fourth from bottom. In short, they’re not doing well at all.
Jovon Makama, who, like Kendall, has a first-team goal for the Imps this season, has appeared just three times for high-flying Brackley, who are second in the National League North. The ambitious side have recently drafted in Adam Rooney, further limiting the young striker’s chances. He returns to the Imps with as many appearances in our colours this season as for his loan side.