Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth has refused to comment over the missed financial opportunity of Bradley Barraclough's move to Gainsborough Trinity.
Barraclough had been on loan at the Blues earlier in the season, and when his deal came to an end a bid of £6,000 put forward by the Northolme side in the January was turned down by Lincoln.
However, the striker was released by mutual consent on Thursday evening and signed for Blue Square Bet North side Gainsborough for nothing.
"I leave the financial part of it to the two clubs," said Holdsworth.
"I only focus on the football side in this matter, and in that respect the move is good for Bradley.
"He is at the stage of his career that he needs games and he will get them now.
"At Lincoln we have players like Jamie Taylor, Vadaine Oliver, Colin Larking and young Conner Robinson who have all got ahead of him in the pecking order.
"This move will give him the chance to go on and develop his game and I wish him the best."