Goalkeeper Paul Farman penned a permanent deal with the Imps in May 2012 which will run until the end of the 2012/13 season.
England C international Paul played eight times for the Imps in the 2011/12 season on loan from Gateshead, keeping two clean sheets in the process, before a groin strain forced his return to his native north east.
Paul started his career as a youngster with Newcastle United and joined Blyth Spartans following spells at Monkseaton Academy and Washington. He signed for Gateshead in the summer of 2009.
Involved with the England C squad prior to his loan move to Sincil Bank, Paul made a further nine appearances for Gateshead following his return and was one of 11 players released by their manager Ian Bogie at the end of the season.