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Gary Simpson has two goalscorers ready to join Lincoln City this summer

By JohnPakey  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson

Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson

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Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson revealed two players have already agreed to join the Imps this summer as he aims to increase the club’s goal tally.

Simpson said that he had given his word to the pair as he starts to add to his squad which are already contracted for next season.

And he explained that getting more goals was his priority when it came to recruitment.

“I made promises to a couple of people and I never go back on my word – ever. There will be a couple of people coming in because I have already agreed with them. That’s because I have given my word,” said Simpson, who did not reveal the names of the duo.

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“It’s a couple that would benefit us. And we need goals. I want goals. I want people who can add to us. At this level they have scored goals. So I’m doing my best to try and bring them.

“I was in a game on Tuesday night and chatting to another manager and we were saying you are as good as your strikers in this division.

“Ben Tomlinson has scored 18, which is unbelievable. If we had got a few more of them then you think ‘where could that have taken you?’.

“We want to be better and try and improve. We have done that from the year previous. We want to do that again.”

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 19 2014, 3:50AM

    Yeah it was ok EMG, however like I say a nothing game, the negatives for me is the fact that we as a club are not looking to the future, opportunities to try out our youngsters are being passed up. When the question is asked "why don't you play the kids", this and just about every other manager in this league keep saying they lack "experience" . So for me anyway, certainly missed opportunities springs to mind. Now that is the real big "negative" here in my view.

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  • eatmygoal  |  April 18 2014, 11:08PM

    Thought it was a great performance myself, after Sailsbury the other week as well. Feel free to take negatives and then call me as you wish but I am optimistic going forwards from here.

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 18 2014, 8:41PM

    Not called you a schoolboy, just noted your schoolboy take on things EMG, :) which you have demonstrated on numerous occasions my friend. As for today, Yep a good result in what was effectively, a nothing game. Still no youngsters, no fringe players given a chance to show what they can do in a competitive game, which for me is very disappointing. As for Cambridge, yep we beat a side in second place and nailed on to finish in that position too, who have already qualified for the play offs. I suspect with one eye on those games possibly don't you think? Seeing as they created next to nothing in the way of chances.

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  • eatmygoal  |  April 18 2014, 8:23PM

    Ha ha just saying I am a school boy who knows nothing, no insults :-) lovely. Great win, what did you reckon? They were second as well

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 18 2014, 2:03PM

    Not trying to fish for a long debate at all EMG, and as for insults, just saying it as I see things. Have a good Easter Mr sensitive! :)

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  • eatmygoal  |  April 18 2014, 1:34PM

    Oh dear. Trying to fish for a long debate with a good few insults. Have a good Easter and enjoy today's games.

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 18 2014, 11:55AM

    Looking silly with that opening line EMG. just because I have a different idea on what is deemed as being successful to you! :) pathetic. Anyway moving on, yes something in it, and of course Wrexham have changed quite a bit in terms of managers, playing styles etc since then, but as usual, you have completely missed the point, preferring to go with your old schoolboy thoughts. But hey you have travelled the world watching football, so you must know your stuff! For me we have a half decent striker in Tomlinson, what we don't have is really any creativity from midfield, we have too many "samey" players in my view, no game changers, no one to provide the striker with the ammunition, which for me is a bigger problem.

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  • eatmygoal  |  April 18 2014, 11:40AM

    I suppose Keith suffers from being associated with the devil (Simmo) for you. 5 years in playoffs with Lincoln city, pretty good for me. But we have argued this before. On a note of success and failure, Fleetwood are busy playing in league 2 and Wrexham in conference still. Must be something in all that scoring stuff.

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 17 2014, 10:01PM

    Just for you EMG. When fleet wood won the league they scored 17 goals more than runners up Wrexham, however they only won just one more game than Wrexham. Wrexham conceded the fewest goals in the entire league. Last season Grimsby who finished fourth scored 2 goals less than Southport who finished fifth from bottom. :) ( the only ones I looked at :) )

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  • nigelsparky  |  April 17 2014, 9:14PM

    Well oracle you bought up Alexander which is digressing from the subject. For me, It really depends on what your acceptance of success is. Five play offs on the trot, can be seen as a success yes, however being the team that holds the unwanted title of worst performers in the play offs could be seen as failure. Fact is we never gained promotion, we stayed in league 2. For me his brand of football could and did only take us so far. Success or failure? You decide. Goals scored or conceded, well my point was scoring shed loads of goals is not the be all and end all, as suggested by Gary. Braintree are still in the hunt for a play off spot having scored exactly the same amount of goals as us, yet we sit in 15th spot. The differing levels of football are immaterial it's the same principle, we ain't playing the Liverpool's and Chelsea's week in week out, we're playing the Braintrees and Wokings. The difference between this level and the top level is speed of thought, seeing the bigger picture , which leads to better movement off the ball, and seeing the pass. The fundamentals are the same. A striker is only as good as the service he gets, it's a team game. As for concentration levels , that applies to all areas, not just defence , bit of a silly statement that Oracle.

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