The Imps have made an important move in signing goalkeeper Jordan Wright to a new contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025.
It’s a move that’s caught me by surprise – the lack of game time for the stopper had me thinking he might move away from the club looking to become a number one. That said, he has played first-team football over his year-and-a-half with us – racking up 27 first-team appearances since joining the Imps from Nottingham Forest in January 2022.
The ambiguity around his future has now been put to be, with the towering 24-year-old putting pen to paper and committing his future to the club.
“One of the reasons why Carl Rushworth has been so good this year is because of how Jordan trains on a daily basis to constantly push and challenge him,” Imps head coach Mark Kennedy said. “We have the upmost confidence in Jordan and know his qualities and his capabilities.”
There have been rumours the Imps are eyeing a new loan keeper, with Sol Brynn and Rory Brown both being linked with the club. However, Sam Long is tied to a long-term deal with the club, and he’ll be hoping to kick on after a stop/start campaign. With Wright now also penning a new deal, it does raise the question of whether they may be the two keepers around the squad next season, rather than us dipping into the loan market.
Wright will be looking to add to his tally of 19 Football League outings, in what is the most consistent football of his career. He was on Forest’s books for six seasons but didn’t make an appearance, instead spending time on loan with Alfreton Town, Alloa Athletic and Hereford United, before joining us in the winter window last season. He made his debut in our 3-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday, the game that tended Josh Griffiths’ Lincoln spell, and he’s since kept six clean sheets, including last night’s during our draw with Barnsley.