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Josh Vickers signs new Imps contract

24 April 2019

Lincoln City are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Josh Vickers has signed a new deal to keep at Sincil Bank until the summer of 2020.

The 23-year-old initially joined the Imps in 2017 upon the club's return to the EFL, and has since made 39 appearances across the EFL Trophy-winning season and the League Two title-winning season. 

Vickers has extended his stay ahead of City's first season in England's third tier in 20 years.

"I enjoy Lincoln. I enjoy working under the staff here and we’ve got a great bunch of lads at a club that’s moving in the right direction and I just want to be part of that as much as I can," Vickers said.  

"One of the biggest things though is the fans. To be part of this here, is like being part of a massive community with them. We are all as one and they play a massive part in getting players here and of course players staying here."

The former Arsenal youngster's progression was noted in the victory over Northampton Town, where he made a string of fine saves, including a key stop in injury time, to preserve his clean sheet and secure City's opening day victory.

"The start of the season was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for that game to work any better. I worked so hard to get back into the side and I think that was the icing on the cake," he added.

"I’ve never had a game like that. A lot of things hit me and I was in the right place, but I suppose that’s what we train so hard for. That is probably the best game I’ve played and would be hard to top that."

Vickers becomes the second contract renewal of the day following the announcement of Jason Shackell's contract extension.

A more in-depth article with Josh will be published in due course. 


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