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Lincoln City sign Welsh centre back

More defensive reinforcements for the Imps

By Local Democracy Reporter

Lincoln City have signed defender Joe Walsh on a free transfer after his contract expired at MK Dons.

The 28-year-old has experience in the Championship with MK Dons, making 145 appearances in his five years at the club.

Walsh was offered a new deal by MK Dons, but turned it down to find a new team, eventually choosing the Imps.

He is also a former Wales under-21 international, and picked up the 2014 player of the year award for one of his previous clubs, Crawley Town.

Joe said he was “delighted” to join Lincoln City and couldn’t wait to get started.

“I’ve spoke to the gaffer a few times and he’s sold the club to me. I’ve seen the training ground which looks great and when I played at Lincoln, the fans were brilliant.”

Joe Walsh said he spoke to fellow new signing Conor McGrandles, who was “very positive” about the club. Photo: Lincoln City FC

“I love defending and like to play a bit which is the main reason Lincoln brought me here, to play football.”

He is the second player to join the Imps from MK Dons, following Conor McGrandles‘ move to the LNER Stadium.

Manager Michael Appleton was thrilled to sign the 28-year-old defender, saying: “He’s another player who will add great experience to the group that we’ve assembled.

“He’s someone who is reliable, a good footballer, but most importantly naturally left sided ensuring we can add some real balance to the defence.”