Luke Foster may have benefited from the departure of Andrew Boyce, but he was not happy to see his friend leave Lincoln City.
Foster, who has taken up the central defensive position vacated by the Scunthorpe-bound Boyce, has slotted in well alongside Nat Brown at the heart of the City defence.
And while the former Preston man is happy to be back in his ‘natural position’ he says he was sorry to see Boyce leave Sincil Bank.
“I used to travel in with Boycey,” said Foster. “ I think he has gone for the right reasons. Without being disrespectful to Lincoln, he was doing well, he was standing out every week and deserves his chance in the Football League.
“I am pleased for him on that side of it. I was happy with what I was doing before, it wasn’t my natural position but I was racking up a fair few games. I am happy to be back there now (centre half) but just because Boycey has gone it doesn’t mean I’m happy he’s gone, it doesn’t work like that.”
Foster’s performance was one of the positives to come from Tuesday evening’s 1-0 defeat against Gateshead at Sincil Bank.
The 28-year-old says he, along with the rest of the squad, were disappointed and frustrated with the result.
“The Gateshead game was a frustrating night for all the players,” he added.
“ I didn’t think they were a bad team to be fair, they had more possession than we did but they didn’t really create that much. Apart from one chance in the first half when Paul Farman pulled off a great save and their goal, I don’t think they created another chance, which is why it was so frustrating.
“It is important that we stick together now as a group because we can’t take negativity into the changing rooms. We are still very up-beat because we know we are not very far away. It has been a frustrating dozen games or so, but we are right on the edge, it will turn any minute and this will be a distant memory.”