Lincoln City sign Liam Bridcutt permanently

Lincoln City have signed Liam Bridcutt on a permanent deal after he impressed on loan last season.

The 31-year-old midfielder joins the Imps after his contract expired at Championship club Nottingham Forest.

Bridcutt spent the second half of last season on loan at Lincoln City, and quickly became a fan favourite, but had his season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He brings plenty of experience to Michael Appleton’s side, playing Premier League and international football earlier in his career.

“It’s very rare to find such a good relationship between player and manager, and player and club.” Liam Bridcutt is delighted to be at the Imps. Photo: Lincoln City FC

Speaking about his move the Sincil Bank, the Scotland international said: “For me it was an easy decision.

“I have been here previously and know the club well. I also have a great relationship with the manager and the players.

“Financially, there were far bigger offers elsewhere, but for me it was the drive of the club and their ambition going forward which persuaded me to join.

“I was given a massive opportunity to be a big part of that and I am relishing the challenge.”

Imps manager Michael Appleton spoke with pride at the signing of Bridcutt, saying: “This is a fantastic signing for everyone concerned with Lincoln City FC.

“Not only is he a very good footballer and leader on the pitch, he is an outstanding character off it.

“I’m thrilled to get the deal over the line and look forward to welcoming him back to the group.”

The deal rounds off a busy 24 hours of transfers for Lincoln, with Jack Payne and Ben Coker leaving the club, as well as the news of a new ‘squad salary cap’ imposed on EFL clubs.

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