Lincoln has hit back at “misinformed” reports appearing on an internet sports site over claims players were held back from joining professional UK clubs.
The accusation was levelled after an agent communicated with the club saying he wanted to take some players on trial at Scottish clubs.
“Just to set the record straight for those who have been misinformed, Lincoln Red Imps has at no point stopped, impeded, or created any obstacles to both these players going out on trials with Scottish clubs,” said Derek Alman, Chairman of Lincoln Red Imps. “Quite the contrary, the Board unanimously voted in favour of the players being given a free transfer to allow them to follow their dreams to play full professional football.”
“The deal did not materialize because the agent who was trying to organise the trials pulled out of the deal at the last minute, citing commercial reasons. In essence the agent was speculating with possible interest that was evidently not there.
“At no point was Lincoln approached by any Scottish clubs with any type of offer for these players.
“It saddens us that some are intent on creating mischief by misinforming, however should anyone want to test our version of events we are happy to pursue this using all avenues open to us including legal measures if necessary.”
The remarks were made with the backing of the whole board at last Thursday’s meeting in order to diffuse what could be a worrying situation for the families involved and clarify that the club did all in its power to support players’ interests.

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